Silent Hill director says there are ‘multiple’ Silent Hill games in development

Silent Hill movie director Christophe Gans may have confirmed that several Silent Hill games are in the works, corroborating rumors that have been circulating for some time now. Gans directed the 2006 Silent Hill movie and has previously teased his involvement in a new Silent Hill movie.

In a recent video interview in frenchGans discussed the future of the Silent Hill franchise, and thanks to a translation posted on ResetEra (which IGN separately confirmed to be accurate), Gans teased what’s to come on the gaming front.

“I am working with Silent Team, the original creators of Konami, there are multiple games in development as we speak, there are multiple teams on it, with a great lineup of games, they will revive the franchise,” said Gans. “I think they were really impressed by the success of the Resident Evil remakes, which are obviously exceptional games.”

Gans added that he is not working directly on the games, but is working with “the Silent Team that I met when I filmed the first Silent Hill movie.” Of course, one person Gans said he’s obviously not working with is Hideo Kojima.

When the interviewer pressed for more details, Gans stated that “there are multiple games” and that the Bloober Team is working on the rumored Silent Hill 2 remake. And according to Gans, there are multiple teams working on other Silent Hills projects as well.

The Silent Hill rumor mill has been churning for a couple of years now. First, in early 2021, we heard that multiple Silent Hill projects may be in the works at third-party developers. Then leaked images of an alleged Silent Hill project were quickly removed after they surfaced online earlier this year.

Last month, an unannounced Silent Hill game titled The Short Message was rated in South Korea. It is currently unknown if The Short Message is a new main installment, a sneak peek, a spin-off, or even a mobile game.

The original Silent Hill was released in 1999 on the PlayStation. The series was a horror staple throughout the 2000s, until it was halted in 2012 after the release of Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. And of course there’s PT, who redefined urban legends for the 21st century.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN who covers gaming and entertainment news. He has over six years of gaming industry experience with signings at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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