While some fans might still be in denial, the truth is that Silent Hills is a dead project. Throughout the short duration of its existence, though, directors Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro showed a lot of mutual admiration for each other’s work, and it sounds like that was real admiration.

In an interview with IGN, del Toro said that he and Kojima continue to stay in touch.

“We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be [Silent Hills],” del Toro said.

“We were in the planning stages [of Silent Hills], and it’s a shame it’s not going to happen,” del Toro continued. “We were really talking about pushing the boundaries of the new consoles, and making the game really mess with your head.”

Del Toro also listed off the original Metal Gear Solid’s classic moment that had Psycho Mantis moving your controller around, reading your memory card, and forcing you to switch controller ports as one of his favorite gaming moments.

While I’ll continue to mourn the death of Silent Hills, I can’t wait to see what these creative directors end up making together, whether del Toro ends up on a game or Kojima ends up on a movie.