Hideo Kojima, the man behind Metal Gear, contemplated on Twitter yesterday the possibilities of a Silent Hill game running on the Fox Engine he’s debuting at the end of August.
Kojima’s first comment was pretty general, saying simply that Silent Hill running on the Fox Engine would be a scary game. Fun to think about, but hardly something for fans to get excited over. Then he got a bit more specific:
“Silent Hill” is in closed room setting and doesn’t require full action so that we can focus on the graphic quality. Enemy doesn’t have to be a lot or move fast. It only requires scariness by graphics and presentation. As being a creator making action game in open world, such game is very enviously attractive. Wish someone could create this on FOX engine.
Yeah, Kojima-san, we wish someone would do that, too. Do you know any game designers intimately familiar with the Fox Engine, maybe with their own production company, Kojima-san?
In all seriousness, this probably doesn’t mean much of anything. As a worn-out fan of the series, however, I have to admit I find the prospect fun to fantasize about. Would the game be a series of soliloquies on the nature of horror, or does Kojima have a dark side we haven’t seen? It would be a lot of fun to see the director wade into something as far removed from Metal Gear as Silent Hill is.