Following the uproar of disappointment caused by the sudden cancellation of the Silent Hills collaboration between Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, a petition has recently surfaced in an attempt to have the directors resurrect the project. As of the time of the writing of this article, the petition has already gathered quite a following, having over six thousand signatures in just three days.
The official wording of the petition is as follows:
“Dear Hideo and Guillermo,
hearing the cancellation of one of the most anticipated horror games is about the most heartbreaking thing horror fans had to swallow this year.
Since the first sight of the P.T Demo it was instant love, and it burned into the minds of everyone that this had to release at some point.
Although the reasons are not yet announced I am begging you along with countless others: Please continue the Development on Silent Hills, if the issue is money related, we would love to see a Crowdfunding campaign like Kickstarter to ensure you are getting all the financial help there is! We´d love to see it happen at some point and want to thank you for all the great games you have released so far!
Both of the directors, Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, have yet to respond to the petition. This is unsurprising however, as Kojima has been fairly quiet lately, and he was reportedly responsible for handling the development for the game.
If you wish to add your support to the petition, feel free to check it out from this link here.
I seriously hope that both Guillermo del Toro and Kojima see this, and are able to convince Konami otherwise in regards of cancelling the game. However, as Konami owns the rights to the Silent Hill franchise and we do not know the exact reason behind their decision, it is somewhat unlikely that the duo will be able to resurrect this project from development hell. Which is a real shame, as our authors at MONG nominated P.T. as one of the best horror games of 2014, even though it was only a mere demo. Perhaps in the future, the two directors can get back together to create a new IP that is just as terrifying…