While the rumors of a breakup between Konami and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima have led to several unfortunate developments such as Kojima’s leaving the company after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases in September, another casualty of the news was the cancellation of Silent Hills this past April, though Kojima’s collaborator Guillermo del Toro expressed that he still wishes to work with Kojima in the future.
Speaking in an interview with IGN, director Guillermo del Toro expressed that despite the unfortunate cancellation of Silent Hills by Konami, del Toro still wishes to work with Kojima on a new project in the near future, explaining “I love working with Kojima-san. We are still in touch. We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be [Silent Hills].”
While Silent Hills was teased with the well-received (and horrifying) playable teaser for the game – titled P.T. – that was released last August, del Toro also explained some of the inspiration and progress on Silent Hills, though the game was still very much in the early stages of development:
“We were in the planning stages, and it’s a shame it’s not going to happen.”
“We were talking about really pushing the boundaries of the new consoles, and making the game really mess with your head. One of the great moments in Metal Gear [Solid] was Psycho Mantis. The idea that a game can actually interact with you, and stuff like that.”
Although Silent Hills is no longer in development since its cancellation last April, it’s clear that at least del Toro and Kojima seem on good terms and hopefully with the right opportunity, we’ll still get to see them collaborate on a new project, even if it won’t be the much-anticipated Silent Hills.