Silent Hills has been cancelled

Last year, the Konami made bold strides towards introducing a new chapter in the Silent Hill series, with the release of a playable demo called P.T. Once players finished it, they were treated to a teaser trailer for Silent Hills, a collaboration between Hideo Kojima, director Guillermo del Toro, and The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus.

However, we haven't heard too much from the project since then – until now, and the news is rather sad.

Speaking at an event in San Francisco over the weekend, del Toro confirmed with TV's Matt Hackney on his Twitter account that Silent Hills was no longer happening. "It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart," he was quoted as saying.

Reedus added fuel to the fire, stating on his own Twitter account, "Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone."

Finally, Konami gave an official statement to Polygon confirming the cancellation of Silent Hills.

"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," the statement read.

The cancellation most likely stems from the deterioration of the relationship between Konami and game producer Hideo Kojima.  Although specifics of the falling out have yet been made public, Konami has removed Kojima's name and production logo from its marketing campaigns. You can read about our specualtion here.

Meanwhile, you may want to download that P.T. demo when you get a chance – it's being removed from the PlayStation Network this week.