This is kind of a bummer. I loved that P.T. thing and had a great (if terrifying) time trying to solve it alongside neogafers, twitchers and youtubers. P.T. and especially the reveal of Silent Hills and the people involved at the end was one of the highlights of gaming for me in 2014. While the Silent Hills ip might be resurrected at some point, the fact that Kojima and Del Toro were both involved was most of the draw I feel. Silent Hill seemed like such a good fit for some of Kojima’s clever and I dare say subversive gameplay ideas and coupled with Del Toro’s mind for creepy weirdness Silent Hills was the most interested I’ve been in that franchise since the first three games.
Thanks for the video link MrTibbs. Nice to at least get some idea of what the hell is going on at Konami that they would jettison something so promising so abruptly.
It was a great short game and I would absolutely be willing to spend money on a similar experience, but I’ve played enough horror games to know that it isn’t easy to make good horror experiences that don’t just devolve into a series of jump scares. I’d still love to see other developers try though.