While talking about Kojima Productions' new FOX Engine - which is being used to develop Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes - at this year's PAX Prime, series creator Hideo Kojima offhandedly mentioned that he would like to use the engine to make a new Silent Hill game. Apparently, someone at Konami was listening.
"In the past I've mentioned Silent Hill in interviews, and as a result of that the president of Konami rung me up and said he'd like me to make the next Silent Hill," Kojima said during this year's Eurogamer Expo. "I'd love to help it continue, and if I can help by supervising or lending the technology of the Fox Engine, then I'd love to participate in that respect."
However, Kojima had some reservations as well. "Honestly, I'm kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies, so I'm not confident I can do it. At the same time, there's a certain type of horror that only people who are scared of can create, so maybe it's something I can do."
Kojima is no stranger to helping Konami with their other franchises, serving as executive producer to the well-received Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which injected new life into the long-running series. Perhaps Kojima can do the same for Silent Hill.