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24 Feb 2021

Silent Hill Composer Confirms New Project Is What "People May Have Been Hoping To Hear About"

Update:

The interview has been removed, so make of that what you will.

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Akira Yamaoka, famed composer for the Silent Hill franchise, has been discussing his next project on the Al Hub YouTube Channel.

As part of an interview, Yamaoka explained: "in general terms, you'll probably hear something this summer, to be announced and I think it's the one you're hoping to hear about."

Silent Hill Composer Confirms New Project Is What "People May Have Been Hoping To Hear About"

You can hear what he has to say (via his translator) at the 8:30 mark in the video below:

Rumours of a new Silent Hill title have been swirling ever since the franchise's most recent entry, Silent Hills, was unceremoniously cancelled during the fallout of Metal Gear Solid auteur Hideo Kojima's split with Konami.

While Konami presumably still owns the rights to the Silent Hill franchise, it has been quiet on future plans for the series.

While Kojima was originally intended to work on Silent Hills alongside filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and actor Norman Reedus, the trio eventually went on to work on Death Stranding instead.

As for Yamaoka, his more recent work is found in Bloober Team's The Medium, with the horror adventure launching last month on Xbox Series S/X and PC.

In our review of The Medium, we awarded it 3.5/5, noting that it "starts well and ends well, and the risks it took with bringing back fixed cameras and introducing single-player split-screen both come off, especially with the environment design able to dial the hotel’s creepiness up to eleven in the spirit world."