The fact that publisher Konami doesn’t really care about Silent Hill or its legacy is essentially a meme at this point, and the series seems to be in perpetual limbo as DLC for unrelated multiplayer games. The publisher has transferred ownership of www.silenthill.com a domain name that expires long enough for someone else to buy it, an example of how little Konami cares is so obvious that if a satirist came up with it, you’d think it’s a bit on the nose.
This is not the first time Konami has forgotten to renew its registration. In December 2019, silenthill.com was spotted on sale for $9,835, but no one had time to grab it before Konami. This time some cashed-in troll got in there, and now if you type “silent hill dot com” in your web browser of choice, you’ll be taken to a page with a tweet from Masahiro Ito that reads: “Wish I, He developed Pyramid Head fxxkin.”
This real tweet, By the way. Ito was the art director of Silent Hill 2, creating a monster that would become too iconic for its own good, seeing so much reuse that Ito said in a now-deleted tweet, “Using PH in a lot of games makes PH cheaper. .”
As a side note, part of the inspiration for Pyramid Head’s unique helmet came from a WW2 German tank called the “King Tiger” – Ito was into tanks and military history as well as horror and ended up reuniting his two loves while working on Halloween event for World of Tanks.
While Konami carelessly lets Silent Hill fade into mist, the first game’s director and writer Keiichiro Toyama, is working on a wild-looking horror game called Slitterhead, which will also feature music by Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. Relying on that seems like a safer bet than expecting Konami to do something worthwhile with Silent Hill.