Q&A: Yamaoka on Silent Hill: Homecoming's Western Development Trip

Last year, Konami surprised Silent Hill fans with the news that the fifth home console entry in the iconic horror series would be developed by a Western studio, Foundation 9's The Collective (Marc Ecko's Getting Up, The Da Vinci Code) - now combined with Shiny and renamed to Double Helix.

Longtime series composer and now producer Akira Yamaoka, who was confirmed to be working on the title, deftly explained that Silent Hill had always been about Western horror filtered through Japanese eyes - so it's only appropriate that a Western studio take a crack at it.

During a recent Konami event, Yamaoka sat down with Gamasutra for a brief chat about his feelings on the development switch, his future plans, and the influence of David Lynch.

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