While Konami was working on a return of the license, the creator of Silent Hill believes that a simple technical improvement of his game would not be enough.
It’s a bit fashionable in recent years, the remake is the fastest way to relaunch or extend a franchise without getting too wet. Finally, when it is successful … According to Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of Silent Hill, making a successful remake of his horror game would be complicated.
While he has just presented his new creation at the TGA 2021, Toyama-san returned to the rumor of a return of several Silent Hill games at Konami, in an interview with VGC.
On the American media, the creator details the reason for his pessimism about this news:
I think it would be more difficult to do it again (Silent Hill, editor’s note) than a Resident Evil, because the gameplay as a concept is a bit older […] It’s not an action game where you can just redefine the action like in Biohazard. Fans wouldn’t be happy to see Silent Hill updated with tweaked graphics. […] I think the concept should be rethought to make it interesting for the fans
The designer admits, however, that he has basically no objection to making a game more beautiful and making it stick to modern technology.