By ALLENIA RHODES
Most fans are not too happy about the cancellation of Silent Hills’ earlier this week. They’ve started a petition asking Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro to finish the game.
The Change.org petition says that the game’s cancellation was, “about the most heartbreaking thing horror fans had to swallow this year.” It also states that many players loved the game’s PS4 demo, P.T..
The petition said, “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!”
In the days since the petition was published, it’s been signed over 63,000 times. It is imagined that the petition will hit its goal of 75,000 signatures in just a few more days.
The Silent Hill franchise has been a mess for years. A series of studios have created sub-par games that only serve as reminders of how good the series was in its earlier years. Silent Hill is due for a revival and it seemed like Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro had the experience and clout to make a proper resurrection.
Del Toro and Kojima aren’t the ones that need to be convinced of Silent Hills’ worth – it’s Konami. They’re the ones holding all the cards here, too. Konami owns the Silent Hill franchise and the Fox Engine being used to create Hills. They also have the resources to fund a game of this scope. Silent Hills is dead if Konami wants it to be dead.