At some point in time, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima apparently asked Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski to work on a new Silent Hill game with him, but Bleszinski declined for a number of reasons.
Bleszinski, who now heads up studio Boss Key in North Carolina, said on Twitter that he was “flattered” by the offer. But he ultimately said no, one reason being that the job would have required Bleszinski to move to Los Angeles. He says that’s not his favorite city.
Plus, Bleszinski said he would have rather worked on a brand new franchise, which he eventually did with the gravity-bending shooter Lawbreakers. Blesiznski went on to say that, had he partnered with Kojima, it wouldn’t have gone well. “I woulda f**ked up Silent Hill,” he said ().
I don’t like LA, I love new IP, and I woulda fucked up SH
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb)
Bleszinski didn’t provide any kind of timeline for when this offer was made. Heand later went on a tour of sorts, . He was also . It’s possible it could have been in this time period that Kojima came to Bleszinski with the offer, though this is not confirmed.
Kojima eventually partnered with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro for a new Silent Hill game that would have featured The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus. This game, Silent Hills, was, a move that del Toro said Kojima has since .
Kojima and del Toro will when they speak together at a gaming event.
As for the Silent Hill series, Konami has said it isthough no future games have been announced.