Update: Sony Interactive Entertainment plans on acquiring the Metal Gear, Silent Hill, and Castlevania IPs from Konami. In addition, Hideo Kojima will be involved in both Metal Gear and Silent Hills if they get the rights. https://t.co/vE9uJ2gghC pic.twitter.com/hHPSQsrm5J— Jack of All Controllers (@JackControllers) March 15, 2020
Update: An apparent employee from Konami back in January on 4Chan (stick with me here folks, I’ll explain later why this is being reported on) says that Sony wants to buy Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Metal Gear from Konami and have Hideo Kojima involved in both Metal Gear and Silent Hill.
Castlevania will apparently receive a full on reboot at Japan Studio in the style of BloodBorne and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Just to tell you how much Sony cares unlike Konami, the Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood PS4 ports were done by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s own studios. That should tell you that they are passionate enough to try and get the IP.
Now, why are we reporting on a 4Chan post? Since this information us lining up with information heard from both Rely on Horror and later verified on our end from our own sources, this news dump seems to be actually valid. We anticipate hearing word on this in a post-PS5 reveal world. We are not obviously saying this is going to happen, but it seems like that they are actually trying to give these IPs another chance at prospering.
Sony Interactive Entertainment is working on a pair of Silent Hill titles, according to Rely on Horror.
Konami and Sony Interactive Entertainment are working together on these projects, with the development process looking like this:
- Silent Hill reboot by Japan Studio’s Project Siren, the developers behind Siren and Gravity Rush
- Silent Hills by Kojima Productions, the original developers of the canceled PS4 exclusive.
The report states that Silent Hill has been in development for around a year now and that Keiichiro Toyama and Akira Yamaoka will return to the project.
As for Silent Hills, the Hideo Kojima directed horror title staring Norman Reedus has apparently resumed talks between both Konami and the PlayStation giant and they are looking to be all ready to go.
Jack of All Controllers’ own sources close to Sony has also confirmed to us that Konami is actually open to making Silent Hills restart development, so it’s likely to happen, both games will end up being exclusive to PS5 though. Details are just as scarce as Rely on Horror’s, so we aren’t really able to add more details besides yes, to our knowledge as well, these games are happening.
Sony’s insane history with Konami has made this potentially possible. Despite the Internet essentially hating the Japanese publisher, they seem to be trying to patch things up. With Kojima-san working on a horror title, it’s possible that everything could be revived. Norman Reedus and Kojima-san recently said they are working on more projects. Konami still owns the IP, but Sony is fully funding and publishing the pair.