Silent Hills

Silent Hills

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Silent Hills is a cancelled survival horror game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. A sequel to the Silent Hill franchise, the game was directed by Hideo Kojima and famed movie director guillermo del toro and was going to star Norman Reedus. The game became notable online after a playable demo titled P.T. was released on the PSN for the Sony PlayStation 4 in 2014.


On August 12th, 2014, a game titled P.T. (Playable Teaser) was announced during Sony's Press Conference at Gamescom 2014 and was claimed to be developed by 7780s studio. At the same day, the game was released for free on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4. Upon completion of the game, it was revealed that P.T. is a playable demo for an upcoming sequel of the Silent Hill frqanchise titled Silent Hills. On August 14th, Silent Hills was officially announced during an interview with game director Hideo Kojima.

P.T. Gameplay

Players are give the role of an unnamed protagonist who is trapped inside a suburban home. The house is designed as a loop in which if players exits through the end of the corridor, they will brought back to the beginning of where they started. To progress the game, players must investigate the home and solve puzzles in order to complete each of the game's loops. Each time a loop is completed, the rooms will change with new puzzles to solve. The home is also haunted by a ghost named Lisa. If players are caught by her, they will brought back to the starting point with the current loop they're at resetting.


Since the announcement, Silent Hills has become the subject of discussion on various websites such as 4chan,[1] Tumblr,[2] and Gamefaqs.[3] A facebook page dedicated to Silent Hills was created which accumulated over 31.000 likes as of August, 2015.[4]


Since its release, P.T. has inspired a number of let's play and reaction videos from various Youtube channels such as GameGrumps, PewDiePie, and TheFineBros.[5][6]


On April 27th, 2015, Konami announced the game’s cancellation in the following statement:

Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued.

In the coming days, the cancellation was reported by a number of gaming news sites, including Gamespot,[7] IGN,[8] and Kotaku.[9] On May 5th, P.T. was removed from PSN and previous owners of the demo can no longer re-download the game.[10]

Allison Road

Allison Road is an upcoming fan made first-person survival horror game originally developed by Lilith Ltd., now known as Far From Home for the PC.[11] The game was considered to be a spiritual successor to P.T. with coverage from a number of websites including IGN,[12] Eurogamer,[13] PC Gamer,[14] and Kotaku.[15] The game was originally scheduled for a release date in 2016.

On June 4th, 2016, the official Allison Road Twitter account announced that the game has been cancelled due to reasons that the team announced in the coming days, eventually giving a statement about their collaboration between the developers and the game's publisher, Team17.[16]

On August 22nd, 2016, it was revealed by the game's creator, Christian Kesler, in an exchange with IGN that Allison Road was revived and would resume development after its cancellation back in June of 2016.. Kesler will be working on the game alone under the name Far From Home, a studio co-founded by him and his wife. The story was also shared on Allison Road's official Facebook page alongside a letter from Kesler.[17]

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