OG Silent Hill games may get ported to modern consoles

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Posted February 9, 2024 by Richard Lee Breslin in Gaming News, PC, PS4, PS5, Rumour, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
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An interesting rumour is floating around right now that suggests that the original Silent Hill games could be ported to modern consoles or at the very least, were under consideration by Konami,

Last week, Konami released a free game on the PS Store exclusive to PlayStation 5 Silent Hill: The Short Story. It’s a decent game for the cost of nothing, but it does feature a heavy emphasis on suicide. So please keep that in mind, just in case.

The developer responsible for Silent Hill: The Short Story, Hexadrive pitched their plans to Konami to develop the Silent Hill 2 remake, which we now know is being handled by Bloober Team. As reported by Eurogamer, a series of developer diary videos were uploaded to the Silent Hill YouTube channel and it’s the fourth episode that has garnered a lot of interest.

In it, the level designer at Hexadrive, Rika Miyantani revealed that along with the Silent Hill 2 remake pitch, the conversation of porting the Silent Hill series had also taken place. “Everyone, including myself, who were part of that discussion were big Silent Hill fans, so, internally, people started talking, and we said, ports would be nice too, but what we’d really like to see is a Silent Hill remade for current-gen consoles,” explained Miyatani.

It wasn’t revealed which Silent Hill games were discussed to be ported, but it might be safe to assume that it may have included the original Silent Hill trilogy, and I hope Silent Hill 4: The Room. However, we can only speculate. Whether the series will get ported one day, remains to be seen. That being said, considering that Konami is porting the Metal Gear Solid series, there is at least a chance.

The Silent Hill 2 remake is expected to be released this year for PC and PlayStation 5. It’s also expected that it will arrive on Xbox Series X/S around 12 months later.

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