Phil Spencer Denies Rumors About Alleged Acquisition of Silent Hills by Microsoft

Yesterday a wild (and somewhat ridiculous) rumor about Microsoft being in talks with Konami to acquire the cancelled Silent Hills or the Silent Hill franchise for an exclusive Xbox release, spread like wildfire across the internet.

Today Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer took to Twitter to deny the rumor, mentioning that he doesn’t want fans to be misled:

According to the rumor, the acquisition was going to come with a price tag of “billions,” and the game was 80% complete. This kind of details cast an even bigger shadow of doubt on the legitimacy of the anonymous source, expecially considering that the Silent Hill franchise isn’t exactly enormous nowadays.

In any case, there you have it, straight from the lion’s mouth.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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