I feel like I’ve written that headline a few times now, but this time it’s real. Or, at least, it’s getting closer to becoming a reality.
As Hideo Kojima wraps up development on Metal Gear Solid V, many fans are left wondering what his next project will be. He’s mentioned his desire to step down from the Metal Gear series, which he created, more than a few times already, but it looks like this time he may actually go through with it. We know Konami has reached out to Kojima in the past about taking the reins on a future Silent Hill, and today, we just got one step closer to seeing that come to fruition.
During a Twitch Q&A held earlier today, Kojima chatted about Snake’s next adventure, the possibility of creating a mobile game, and yes, even the possibility of his having a hand in the inevitable next Silent Hill
When a fan asked him which Konami franchise he would like to direct or reboot if given the chance, Kojima replied, with a mischievous grin on his face, with two words: “Silent Hill.”
Then Geoff Keighley pushed him further regarding what he’d do with the franchise. That’s when things got interesting.
While Kojima admits there’s a problem in that he’s easily scared of many things — he and I have that in common, but that doesn’t stop me from losing it on our YouTube channel on a near-daily basis — he’s confident that that would only aid him in crafting something that is truly terrifying.
“I have no idea when I’ll be able to do this, but maybe some day in the future,” he added.
I am all for a Kojima-developed Silent Hill game, though I’d recommend he reads this first.