“I’d love this to happen, but I obviously couldn’t say for sure.”
Silent Hill is one of the all time great series of video gaming- an atmospheric horror game series that took a hugely different approach to fear, by going the psychological route more than the tangible one. It was unique, and stood out, and unlike most other games in the genre- which is why its death hurts fans so much.
Even the creators, however, want to see the series revive, if that is possible. Speaking at Gamescom to PCGamer, series composer and Team Silent member Akira Yamaoka discussed a potential revival of the series, stating that he would be open to Team Silent reforming again.
“I can’t really say if there will be another Silent Hill or not,” he said. “First of all, I’m happy that fans of the series around the world are still asking us questions about it. Personally, of course, I’d love this to happen, but I obviously couldn’t say for sure [either way].”
Speaking specifically about Team Silent’s reformation, he said, “I’m not against it. But it’s hard to say because everyone has evolved, and maybe the mindset has changed as well. Also the technology and the games industry as a whole has changed as well. Even if we got back together I’m not even sure we could do something great so it’s very hard to say at the moment.”
It is all just musing, obviously- this is not a confirmation of a new game, or a Team Silent reformation, and we should not expect it to be, either. Silent Hill, sadly, is dead for now- at least we still have the fantastic older games from when the series was in its prime to go back to, however.