— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) February 28, 2020
That message, and that picture have sent internet detectives into overdrive. The subtle hint about talking more what the company’s working on is one thing, then the use of the word “Silent”. Getting even deeper, zooming into the picture reveals a notepad Saito’s using that reads “Next week!”. And, if you want to get really wild, the pencil he’s written it with says “PYRAMID”.
Some have taken the use of ‘silent’ and ‘pyramid’ (Pyramid Head is the series’ most notable antagonist) to mean the company is working on a Silent Hill game, and that it will be announced or teased next week.
But, it must be stated clearly, this may be a joke from Kojima Productions, or a total coincidence.
To the theory’s credit, we did learn recently that Hideo Kojima has been working on a new concept, and has recently tweeted that he’s watching scary movies to “make the scariest horror game”.
In a separate report, we recently learned that Konami may be working on a “soft reboot” of the Silent Hill series, with two new games apparently in the works.
Infamously, Hideo Kojima was at one point working on a Silent Hill game, Silent Hills, but it was cancelled by publisher Konami, after Kojima left the company, taking much of his staff with him. He’d go onto use the touted star of Silent Hills, Norman Reedus, as the star of Death Stranding.
If Konami and Kojima had reconciled and begun working together it would be almost as astoundingly strange a story as, well, this one you’re reading right now.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and his mind feels like it’s spinning out of control. Follow him on Twitter.
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