Silent Hills Officially Canceled

Konami has now officially gone out and said that Silent Hills is canceled. After all of the rumors yesterday, where Guillermo Del Toro stated the game wasn’t going to happen. Konami has now come out and said that Silent Hills won’t be happening.

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The statement said:

“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”
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Even after a voice actress saying Hideo Kojima not being fired, the game is not going to be worked on in any form.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

[Via Gamespot]

  • I hate it when they ask dumb and pointless questions in these types of surveys!

  • m0r1arty

    I get triggered by people asking about my gender, sexuality and willingness to talk about it.

  • A. K.

    I think its kinda weird, I don’t agree or disagree with it, though. I wouldn’t have any issues answering but I know some people would. They could certainly do with being more upfront about why they want to know and why these specific things are important, only a loose connection to “ to update our knowledge of the current demographic composition of the video game industry”. I wonder if this will be one of those things where we only hear the results if they fit a narrative.

    Anyway, ‘Are you a good dev making cool games’ if yes then I’m buying, if no then maybe on a sale but I hope you improve.

  • HobbyDevAnom

    The questions about sexism and diversity in games/workplace were completely leading and biased. They began with “feelings” where you would expect a follow up question about reality… that never was given, and there is no back button.
    There were 0 questions about competence and quality of development.
    This survey is NOT about improving game development.

  • TtTreatise

    “Demographic surveys are generally straight forward and exclude personal life questions. This survey goes one step further, inquiring about the personal choices one makes about their sexual orientation and how/where they express it. This has nothing to do with gathering questions about game developers as a whole but what they do behind closed doors.”

    Those are literally demographic factors. No one is compelled to answer, but this is as legit a demographic survey as any used for organization purposes, as opposed to scientific data gathering (which are inherently not the same things and have different purposes). Asking for people’s feelings and perceptions is valuable information for an member-based organization, for obvious reasons. If you aren’t a member, then it’s obviously of less interest.

    Really reaching for things to bitch about at this point.

    • TtTreatise

      This whole article is bullshit. My bad.

      I should have done a little more research myself before taking anything by this author at face value and responding to it on its face. It’s my fault for trusting here to represent even the most basic facts fairly.

      The author claims:

      “The IGDA has written and produced a survey that claims to be seeking “ to update our knowledge of the current demographic composition of the video game industry””

      She then proceeds to attack this definition on the grounds that they are asking questions outside the bounds of demographic surveys.

      However, the ACTUAL description from the survey itself includes other nouns, verbs, and conjunctions:

      http://www.igda.org/ , link to survey:

      “To that end, we are conducting this annual Developer Satisfaction Survey (DSS) to update our knowledge of the current demographic composition of the video game industry, understand general quality of life and gauge developers’ overall satisfaction with the state of the game industry and where it’s going.”

      This isn’t just a demographic survey, but explicitly is mean to collect other info anonymously. And they do a version of this every year.

      The author’s entire premise is dishonest, or she has a rather poor understanding of how conjunctions work.

  • calbeck

    THEM: “Race, age, gender, favorite peanut butter?”

    US: “I thought this was about demographics?”

    THEM: “It is! Absolutely! Now, who did you vote for in the last election?”

    • TtTreatise

      From http://www.igda.org

      “To that end, we are conducting this annual Developer Satisfaction Survey (DSS) to update our knowledge of the current demographic composition of the video game industry, understand general quality of life and gauge developers’ overall satisfaction with the state of the game industry and where it’s going.”

      • calbeck

        Except it’s not a “satisfaction survey”, either. Sounds more like a catch-all poll, farming for choice responses… i.e., a fishing expedition.

        • TtTreatise

          Maybe it’s aliens.

    • garf02

      I hate peanuts

  • MAPBill

    Nothing wrong with the questions, really. It’s a member-based community asking optional personal questions. The agenda-pushing here is way too subtle or not existent.

    • anonymoose

      Because there’s absolutely no way the IDGA can lie about the results of the survey and use their questions and “results” as facts to push on “change” to the industry.

    • Wayne Kerr

      what is wrong with the questions is that they do not fit with the mission statement. ‘understanding the composition of a group’ means typical demographics – age, ethnicity, gender, location. Questions about sexuality are odd, but could be considered fair. Moving into stuff about ‘equality’ is where it moves into trying to write a narrative, rather than hashing out the results, especially since demographics are important because they are objective, whereas ‘perceived’ is a very subjective word. I could ‘perceive’ all sorts of things about the way I am treated, and then change those perceptions an hour later. Meanwhile, I’d still have the same demographics.
      Very poorly done survey (worked in market research for years – yes, just shoot me – and we would see stuff like this a lot. Client pays a reasonable fee – straight survey, no BS. Client is ‘important’ or pays a lot – give them what they want, no matter how much you have to bend or reach.)

  • aer

    create a survy that only people of a political bent would be bothered filling in. Get results you wanted. I don’t think its conciously doing this but i imagine it could easily be the result.

  • Generaal

    “How important is diversity for you”?

    I’ve answered that I don’t give a crap if my coworkers are male, female, white, black, hetero, gay, bi-trans, aliens from outer space or what the hell they are. I care if they are professionals. That is what people should be hired upon; merit.

    Was that so fucking hard, IGDA pricks?