Sony Reportedly ‘Buying Numerous Franchises From Konami’

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumours about a potential Silent Hill reboot for a while now, but there’s still nothing concrete in place. However, it now seems as though there might be more to the rumours than we first thought.

According to a leak on 4Chan [via GamesRadar], it’s not just the Silent Hill franchise that might be getting a revival, but also some of Konami’s most renowned IPs, including Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania.

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As always with leaks, take the rumours with a pinch of salt for now.

The unverified post claims that Sony is in talks to acquire the rights to the Konami classics, and that the company is also attempting to get Hideo Kojima on board, not just for Silent Hill, but also for a full remaster of the original two Metal Gear Solid games.

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According to the rumours, Sony is hoping to get a full reboot of Castlevania off the ground, working with long-time game developers Koji Igarashi and Shutari Iida. It’s believed that the reboot would come via Sony Japan, and would feature “Bloodborne-style” graphics.

As for the future of Silent Hill, it’s not just the 4Chan rumour that’s making the rounds. Rely On Horror – which has been correct about similar leaks in the past – claims that not only is more SH on the cards, but that it’ll feature members of the original dev team known as Team Silent, the creative masterminds behind the original (and best) games in the series.

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Masahiro Ito (creature designer for the first four titles in the series), is rumoured to be on board with the project, which aligns with previous rumours we’ve heard on the matter.

Other Team Silent members, Keiichiro Toyama (director and writer of the original 1999 Silent Hill) and Akira Yamaoka (composer for the majority of the franchise) are also slated to return, according to the publication’s sources. The plan is for a “soft reboot” of the franchise, which is claimed to be now under the control of Sony as opposed to Konami. If this is the case, expect some big money to have swapped hands to make this happen.

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It’s claimed that SIE Japan Studio will be spearheading the project with other horror game devs, including team members whose previous work includes Siren: Blood Curse.

Whether or not there’s truth to these rumours remains to be seen, but hopefully we’ll get some clarification soon.

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