One of Konami’s greatest sins was cancelling Silent Hills, a game that could have possibly been the epitome of the horror genre if P.T. was anything to go by. Konami not only cancelled the the project but also reportedly showed Hideo Kojima the door as soon as he was done with his contract with the company. Although Kojima has since formed his own development company and is currently working on a PS4/PC title in co-operation with Sony, fans still feel the pain about Silent Hills. It was truly shaping into something special.
However Layers of Fear, an upcoming horror game inspired by P.T. might lessen the pain for you. Let me get this straight. Layers of Fear is shaping up into something special and unique, inter weaving strong narration along with “jump off your seat” horror moments which will instantly remind you of P.T.
GamingBolt recently spoke to Rafał Basaj from Bloober Team and asked him about his thoughts on the game’s comparisons to P.T. aka Silent Hills, specially considering that game is no longer happening.
“The Playable Teaser in a way opened our eyes,” Rafal says. “Suddenly, we heard the people’s voices that there is a place on the market for a horror that isn’t a survival game, also its use of ‘impossible space’ became one of our main inspirations for Layers of Fear.”
“We were hugely disappointed by the Silent Hills cancellation, it was shaping to become a truly groundbreaking title. I believe this game will yet again surface in the future, but it most definitely be a different game. If it will stand toe-to-toe to P.T.’s quality is a big unknown, I’m keeping my fingers crossed though.”
It must be noted that Konami will indeed be making new games in the Silent Hill universe but Rafal is absolutely correct when he stated that the new game won’t be anything like Silent Hills.
Sigh. At least we have Layers of Fear to tide us over.