Hideo Kojima is a masterful video game designer. Metal Gear Solid is one of the greatest franchises of all time, period.

But what do you think about Kojima tackling the survival/horror genre? During a Twitch Q&A session yesterday, the MGS guru revealed that he'd like to work on a new Silent Hill entry one day. What do you have to say to that ?

When asked if there was a franchise he'd like to direct or reboot, Kojima named Konami's vaunted survival/horror series and added via translator:

"Hopefully sometime in the future I am able to work on this."

Best known for its creepy, atmospheric horror, Silent Hill is beloved among gamers who appreciate a good scare. The last installment, Silent Hill: Downpour , was something of a disappointment. If Kojima did work on the franchise, though, he said he'd have to prepare himself, as he'll have daily nightmares while developing the game. No surprise there.

Kojima also mentioned working on a mobile game but personally, I say his talents would be wasted on that medium. Stick to what you do best, and amplify your legend; don't diminish it with bite-size, dumbed-down entertainment for the masses. Personally, I think he'd make a fantastic Silent Hill entry…and here's a brainstorm: Invite Shinji Mikami ( Resident Evil creator) to take part. There's a dynamic duo!

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kokoro
kokoro
6 years ago

That would be excellent. I'm totally for it.

MrAnonymity
MrAnonymity
6 years ago

Could make for some craziness. I'd definitely be intrigued to see what would come of it.

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
6 years ago

That would actually be quite interesting to see his take on a Silent Hill game. To see what intricacies he can bring to the series. I'm down for that.

kokoro
kokoro
6 years ago

Also if it's in his hands, one needn't worry about the game being defiled for the sake of mass appeal.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

I waited outside a Best Buy the day SH2 came out. The series has been on a steady decline since SH3 but not nearly as brutal as RE5 and RE6. Anyways, yeah I'd love to see him add his touch to the series.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Is there any way to kill the baddies in The Room, or do they always resurrect? I wanna play it but I'm outmatched.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

You can stomp and kill most enemies but the ghosts can't be killed but you can get swords that will pin them down for good.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

So he's talking about this a second time? Now it is interesting. I hope he gets the chance.

Danny007
Danny007
6 years ago

Last few Silent Hill games were disappointments, not just Downpour, so yeah Hideo, go for it… break a leg.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

But Shinji Mikami is the lead creator at Tango Gameworks (owned by Bethesda)… Just sayin'.

I'd be behind this. Anything to see something other than MG from Kojima. I want to see what else the guy can do.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

I'm with you on that. I find the entire MGS story to be incredibly convoluted and it's run its course. Do something new and I'll be interested.

Sorry Jawk.

Jalex
Jalex
6 years ago

It would certainly get me back into the series. At first it was only decreasing in creepiness (for me), but it's been decreasing in quality since the third. And now it needs to be revitalized.
My love for Kojima is obviously a bias, but I think he would at least bring the series back to the forefront of relevance.

jdt1981
jdt1981
6 years ago

The series has been in a downward spiral for awhile so I would love to see what Kojima can do with it.

Amnesiac
Amnesiac
6 years ago

I'd like to play a Kojima influenced Silent Hill game. One that provides a mind bending narrative that isn't afraid to break the fourth wall.
I hope this does happen


Last edited by Amnesiac on 3/14/2014 12:31:51 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

I would say all he could do is make it improve. But I don't trust Konami or his publishing partners. It very easily could turn out like RE5 or 6 which I enjoyed but surely it's not what fans would want.

Kiryu
Kiryu
6 years ago

Can't wait for your new IP Kojima-san.Make it a PS4 Exclusive.

Corvo
Corvo
6 years ago

Ben, you just had the greatest idea ever. Those two teaming up for a horror game would be…. *faints*

___________
___________
6 years ago

silent hills been down the shitter for years, and hes quickly losing his reputation as well, so whats there to loose?
we get the hope that we may finally get a half decent silent hill game and he gets a new revitalized career.
or the silent hill name stays where it is, dead in the mud, and after all the MGSV controversy, and spending years whining he wants to leave, his reputation couldnt get any worse either.
so, yea, again, whats there to loose?

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
6 years ago

His repurtation is better than your reputation here so why should he care when obviously you whine and b4$# in the majority of your post?


Last edited by MRSUCCESS on 3/14/2014 9:36:39 AM

___________
___________
6 years ago

back at ya sweetheart!
at least i dont hop in bed with someone, than go contradict myself only months later.
and if i wanted to leave something for years, rather than bitching about it 24/7 id DO IT!


Last edited by ___________ on 3/15/2014 8:51:05 AM

PC_Max
PC_Max
6 years ago

All I can being a Silent Hill 1-3 fan of the games and soundtracks…. Nooooooooooooo!

In fact, the series has been ruined over and over of late, just let it go.

Keep playing!

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
6 years ago

i don't know if he cud pull off a horror game

happy gaming =)

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
6 years ago

I wouldn't say that it's a bad idea. Kojima has a tendency to be a bit verbose but he does have a strong vision for his projects. Anything that he could produce under the Silent Hill name would have to be interesting.

ricksterj
ricksterj
6 years ago

This would be VERY interesting indeed.

berserk
berserk
6 years ago

Just imagine a survival horror with some stealth gameplay from him . Might be interesting and awesome