Sorry, P.T. — The Playable Teaser fans: The potential for Silent Hills is no more.
Konami confirmed to EW that Silent Hills, in the state it was conceived by producers Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima with The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus starring in the game, has been canceled.
“Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued,” Konami said in a statement.
Silent Hills was teased at the end of P.T., a short but riveting horror experience released last year. If players could solve the strange puzzles of the game’s single hallway—or look the ending up online—the experience concluded with a teaser for Silent Hills. No information was provided about whether P.T. was anything like how the final project would turn out, but the teaser was thrilling enough to raise anticipation for what was to come.
If you haven’t played P.T., available for download on the PlayStation 4, and have any inclination for horror, it’s well worth downloading the free title. And players should do so soon. News broke over the weekend that P.T. would be removed from the PlayStation Store on April 30, which began to raise concerns about Silent Hills‘ future.
While Konami did not officially comment until today, Reedus did tweet over the weekend and implied the project was no more.
This does not mean the Silent Hill franchise has come to an end, but for now, the project that was in development will live on only through P.T.