The Silent Hills petition on Change.org has reached over 146,000 signatures as of this posting. The petition hopes to encourage Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro to continue the development of recently cancelled Silent Hills.
The Petition reads:
Dear Hideo and Guillermo,
hearing the cancellation of one of the most anticipated horror games is about the most heartbreaking thing horror fans had to swallow this year.
Since the first sight of the P.T Demo it was instant love, and it burned into the minds of everyone that this had to release at some point.
Although the reasons are not yet announced I am begging you along with countless others: Please continue the Development on Silent Hills, if the issue is money related, we would love to see a Crowdfunding campaign like Kickstarter to ensure you are getting all the financial help there is! We´d love to see it happen at some point and want to thank you for all the great games you have released so far!
You can sign the petition HERE.
Guillermo Del Toro has already noticed the petition, encouraging fans to sign it. In a recent interview, he lamented over the game’s cancellation and didn’t reveal any details with the hopes that they can continue development.
I’ve signed the petition, but here’s the problem – Silent Hill belongs to Konami, not Kojima or Del Toro. The game’s cancellation was not their decision. Kojima Productions cannot simply “continue” working on an IP they do not own. As recent interviews suggest, these two are just as bummed about Silent Hills as the rest of us.
What do YOU think? Will a petition do any good? Do you think Konami will take notice and find a way to continue development? Have you signed the petition? Leave your comments below!