Over the last year, there has been a persistent rumor that some type of Silent Hill revival is coming. While the details are somewhat unclear (with some leaks suggesting it’s Konami and an unknown third party developer with others going as far as to say Sony is stepping in to fully develop this new game), it’s been one that has popped up time and time again. We once again found ourselves there a few days ago when legendary Japanese video game composer Akira Yamaoka seemed to potentially be teasing the game in a recent interview.
The interview in question, which you can read more about through here, had Yamaoka stating there was a project he was working on that would be revealed soon that was ‘the one you’ve been waiting for.’ The YouTube channel that hosted that interview removed the clip and was told they were asked by a company to do so, without naming who. This lead to much speculation that Yamaoka spilled the beans a bit early and either Konami or Sony asked for it to be removed. However, Konami at least, made a statement to VGC that they were not the ones to ask for its removal.
While Yamaoka no longer works directly for Konami, he has been the composer for the series since the beginning and was even involved in the film adaptations and post-Team Silent entries. It is worth noting, however, that he’s a prolific composer and works with a lot of companies, so while the connection to Silent Hill is an obvious one to make, he’s probably also involved in several other big projects that he very well could be teasing.