Rumors of a new Silent Hill game have been floating around for a little while now, with the last reports happening back in late January 2020. Now, new rumors have surfaced, with the big takeaway being that talks for a Silent Hill revival are ongoing and that Silent Hill could arrive for the PlayStation 5.
The rumors originated from Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer and the outlet Rely on Horror, both of which have a pretty honorable track record when it comes to the accuracy of rumors. These new rumors say that SIE Japan Studio will be heading up the reboot of Silent Hill and it will be helmed by none other than Keiichiro Toyama, the director and writer of the very first Silent Hill. Masahiro Ito, the man behind creature design for the first four games and Akira Yamaoka, the composer for most of the franchise, will also be involved. This is getting good, right?
As far as Silent Hills, which would have been the ninth installment of the series, reports are saying it is “is not yet a done deal,” but should things work out as we’re hoping, Kojima will have complete creative freedom to design the game as it sees fit. It could also make use of the PlayStation VR headset, but there’s not a lot of clout to that rumor quite yet. If so, that could take Silent Hill to an all-new and very scary level that we never imagined.
With all of this in mind, we’re also pleased to tell you that there’s evidence that official word on one or more of these projects could come down the line sometime this month. Usually, we like to say you should take it all with a grain of salt, but there’s a hell of a lot of context behind these rumors to show at least a little bit of excitement.