Fan Petition to Continue Development on Silent Hills Reaches 80,000+ Signatures

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Following the mysterious and unsettling cancellation of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s Silent Hills, fans have been clamoring for the game to not be cancelled, and for development to continue.

A Change.org petition has been posted by a fan named Yauheni, who pleads with both the creative masterminds to continue working on the game via a crowdfunding campaign, like Kickstarter.

Here’s the message of the Change petition:

Dear Hideo and Guillermo,

hearing the cancellation of one of the most anticipated horror games is about the most heartbreaking thing horror fans had to swallow this year.

Since the first sight of the P.T Demo it was instant love, and it burned into the minds of everyone that this had to release at some point.

Although the reasons are not yet announced 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! 



The petition has gotten over 80,000 signatures, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

You can find the Change.org petition here.



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  1. DanTheMan
    May 4, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Even though I’m personally not a fan of the direction the new Silent Hill game has taken, I will still sign the petition. There aren’t enough Survival Horror games out there and this needs to change.

  2. tBanzai
    May 4, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Konami won’t listen. The old men up top there only care about lining their own pockets.

  3. Keinart
    May 4, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I’m the first one who would live Silent Hills to come back, but I don’t think this will go anywhere.

    First, neither Kojima nor Del Toro have nothing to do with the game getting into development or not. Kojima will probably leave Konami once he finish MGS5 and Konami won’t give their precious IP to him after getting him fired, obviously. Del Toro was also there just to work in the story and direction of the game, but he probably have nothing to do when it comes to production or development, in fact, he had the same problem when he started making a horror game with THQ and it wasn’t until Kojima got him that he couldn’t start again with a new game project.

  4. Wonderkarp
    May 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    It wont happen, sadly.


    It is still possible that Guillermo and Hideo could team up. It wont be Silent Hills, but it could be a brand new scary as hell IP?

  5. lucben999
    May 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    PT felt more like a new IP than like a Silent Hill game so this would be great, however there’s the issue of the dev team and the funding.

  6. DwightParkman
    May 4, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    80,000 signatures of false hope.

  7. 2501
    May 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    What’s the point, there could be many reasons why it was cancelled. We don’t even know how much of a hand Del Toro and Kojima had in it.

  8. Dave
    May 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Biggest issue to me would be the engine (which I assume konami still owns). Would be great to see them do something with that PT demo.

  9. Janol
    May 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    80k is sadly nothing in today’s AAA market where 2 million sales can be considered a failure.

  10. Phasmatis75
    May 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I think EA or someone said 5 million sales were required for AAA franchise to be consider successful.

  11. sanic
    May 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    It’s at 94K when I signed, wish I knew more on why kojima left.

  12. Grey
    May 4, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Honest question; has any video game related petition, outside of that one to get GTA pulled from Target in Australia, actually achieved success?

    Personally can’t think of a single time. Most of the time, I don’t even see publishers or developers acknowledging the petitions even exist. It’s sad, but I doubt this will have any impact on Konami’s choice to can the game.

  13. Thanatos2k
    May 4, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Do people really think Konami gives a shit about signatures?

    Do people really think Konami is some kind of company run competently that makes what their customers want?

  14. Thanatos2k
    May 4, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Square Enix

  15. Random45
    May 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    There’s a higher chance of winning the lottery than getting Silent Hills back via an online petition.

  16. Alcatraz
    May 4, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Heh, trying to get a company to continue work on a cancelled project. Why would anything change?