Phil Spencer denies the rumors that Microsoft will be buying Konami’s Silent Hill franchise.
[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]has been a while since we have heard any new news about Konami’s Silent Hill, which was reported to be eighty percent done when the project was dropped. The game had a release date for March of 2016 and it was to be released on Xbox One exclusively. However, a rumor surfaced several days ago about Microsoft potentially buying the Silent Hills franchise from Konami for billions of dollars.
Unfortunately for all of you Silent Hill fans, the rumor is not true. A man by the name of Ian Manor tweeted, “Really hope the P.T. / #SilentHills rumor is true. The world needs that game. Please @Xbox @XboxP3”.
Phil Spencer, who is head of Microsoft’s Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, respond to this tweet saying, “Sorry, this isn’t true. Not sure where the rumor started but I don’t want to mislead anyone.”
To be fair, the rumor seemed far-fetched to begin with. The rumor claimed that Microsoft was in the works to purchase the rights to Silent Hill for billions of dollars. The Silent Hill franchise is a very popular and successful franchise, but it isn’t that successful that Microsoft would spend billions of dollars to publish the game under their own name.
The last time Microsoft spent a billion dollars, it was because they bought the incredibly popular and immensely successful game Minecraft last year. Maybe fans of the franchise could start a kickstarter campaign to get the game released?
For now Silent Hills is just a game that was meant to be made, but probably will never be completed.