The latter project was supposed to be a collaboration between Kojima and famed director Guillermo del Toro - who has had more than his share of cancelled projects in the past. Development was on-going, assets had been created and The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus was on board to embody the protagonist. There was even a playable teaser called PT and a trailer for the proposed project.
Then - poof! And the beginning of the end of Konami and Kojima.
IGN got the chance to talk to del Toro about the project briefly and he confirmed that while Silent Hills might be dead and gone, their partnership continues and could well spawn something extra creepy in the future.
"I love working with Kojima-san. We are still in touch. We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be [Silent Hills]."
And he chattered on a little about some of their plans for the game. Bear in mind del Toro only speaks in hyperbole.
"We were in the planning stages, and it’s a shame it’s not going to happen," del Toro said. "We were talking about really pushing the boundaries of the new consoles, and making the game really mess with your head. One of the great moments in Metal Gear [Solid] was Psycho Mantis. The idea that a game can actually interact with you, and stuff like that."
Obviously it all sounds great, but we'll never know what it might have been.