Silent Hill is one of my favorite franchises. It hasn’t seen a new entry in years, and the last project being canceled prematurely by Konami. I even covered what would’ve been Hideo Kojima‘s Silent Hills as our Halloween special, which you can check out here. In it, I also mentioned that rumors abound that a new reboot of the franchise may be heading to PlayStation 5. Now, a bit more info is coming together on what exactly it could be. Industry insider Roberto Serrano teased a potential reveal date for the upcoming reboot during Halloween. He seems to believe that it will be part of December’s The Game Awards. At one point, it was part of the PS5 reveal event but got postponed for some reason.
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Now, another Insider known as KatharsisT shared in a forum post that the announcement is planned for this year. Now, we still need to take it with a grain of salt, but there have been some big rumors surrounding the project. It seems to have been titled “Project 0” and got handed to Sony’s Japan Studio. Supposedly, the original Silent Hill director Keiichiro Toyama will return alongside Silent Hill 2′S composer Akira Yamaoka. Some rumors point to this project already being developed for two years with a 2021 or early 2022 release planned.
It won’t be Silent Hills but a new project altogether, which will act as a reboot of the franchise that will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5. We are only a month away from the Game Awards, so I do hope that there is some validity to these rumors. They have been piling on over the last few months, so it seemed like the right time to talk about it. Sony has been good at revamping older franchises, so I cannot wait to see what they can do with such an iconic series like Silent Hill.