Keiichiro Toyama wants to make a new Silent Hill-like game
Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama has said he would love to do a psychological horror game in the vein of Silent Hill one day. Toyama now runs his own development company, Bokeh Game Studio, where he’s creating action-adventure game Slitterhead with other former developers from Silent Hill, Siren, and Gravity Rush. He made his remarks during a video interview published by Bokeh.
What Toyama had to say about a new Silent Hill-like game
“I want to one day do something with classic psychological horror themes like I did with Silent Hill,” Toyama said. “However, I prefer to do it when I’m working with very limited resources, like a budget or I have to focus on just one person. At the moment we have staff capable of working on the action. He added that he wanted to use the skills of his staff to go in a different direction, but that he wanted to do something “more personal” one day.
Toyama revealed that, in a way, Slitterhead is a compilation of his past experiences, including Silent Hill. But because it’s an action game, Gravity Rush takes more notes than any other franchise it’s worked on. When asked if Slitterhead would have some sort of experimental DLC like Gravity Rush, the Bokeh team neither confirmed nor denied and said they are focusing on the main game first.
Opinion: We’ll probably never see another Silent Hill
Zarmena writes… I think it’s time to accept that Silent Hill is gone and Konami has no intention of doing anything with the franchise other than pachinko machines. Just yesterday, a ResetEra user discovered that the publisher appears to have abandoned the Silent Hill estate, which now features a tweet from artist Masahiro Ito regretting designing Pyramid Head. Go figure…
In other news, a new PlayStation patent suggests Sony is looking to improve ray tracing in games, and The Last of Us II multiplayer info has been datamined.