Silent Hill Creator Working on New Upcoming Horror Game
Written By: JEH
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Silent Hill fans have been waiting for a new addition to their beloved series. But with the cancellation of Silent Hills (P.T.), it seems like the revival of the series will take much longer. Fortunately, Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama is working on a new horror-themed action-adventure that might appeal to the fans of the series.
Last December 2020, Bokeh Game Studio announced that they are developing an action-adventure game that will appeal to fans of Toyama’s previous work. Toyama also added that the game will include “battles and story elements” in the kind of richly authored worlds you might recognize from his games at Sony’s Japan Studio and Konami.
Introducing Bokeh Game Studio
Bokeh Game Studio was founded by Junya Okura, Keiichiro Toyama, and Kazunobu Sato. The three are known for their successful projects, including Silent Hill, Siren, Gravity Rush, and The Last Guardian.
Initially, Toyama and his co-founders considered developing mobile games. However, they were inspired by genDESIGN, founded by another veteran, and decided to follow in its footsteps.
With the founders’ impressive background, horror game fans have high hopes for the upcoming game. Although the game is still in its early stages of development, Toyama already provided interesting details about the project.
The untitled game will be a multi-platform release, with PC as the lead platform. When asked if the game will be similar to their previous projects, Toyama said that they’re aiming for a horror-oriented game. But their team will focus on making the game a broader entertainment experience, rather than a hardcore horror game.
The Current Status of Toyama’s Upcoming Horror Game
According to Toyama, a “fairly large team” is busy developing the game. Despite the lockdowns and physical restrictions caused by the pandemic, the development is still proceeding as planned. Recent updates show that the game is about to enter prototype development, which can take about three years. So, Toyama and his team hope to release the game in 2023.
Bokeh Game Studio will also regularly update fans and supporters about their upcoming horror game project through social media. Now that Toyama, Sato, and Okura are free from the restraints of major studios, they can share as much as they can. “We hope it might help people to not forget about us”, said Sato.
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