Silent Hill: The Short Message might be a separate PS5 exclusive game, after all

Earlier speculations about The Short Message being a demo for the Silent Hill 2 remake could be wrong.

All aboard the hype train folks, it appears that Konami hasn't fully outsourced the entirety of the Silent Hill franchise to third-party developers.

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Hopefully, we'll find out the truth behind Silent Hill: The Short Message soon enough.

Earlier this year, Konami hosted the Silent Hill: Transmission, where it announced the Silent Hill 2 remake, Silent Hill: Townfall, Silent Hill F, Silent Hill: Ascension, and the Return to Silent Hill film by Christopher Gans. One thing all of these in-development Silent Hill projects have in common is that they're all being worked on by third-party studios. There isn't anything wrong with outsourcing Silent Hill to other developers, but this left some fans wondering if Konami had totally given up on working on a new Silent Hill themselves.

Now, we just received confirmation that Konami is still sitting on at least one unannounced Silent Hill game.

Silent Hill: The Short Message was first rated in South Korea and later in Taiwan. The latter came with a description as well, saying:

Anita came to an abandoned apartment to meet her friend Maya, and somehow woke up to find herself trapped in it. She must escape her own fears and the monsters lurking in the corridors, discover the truth behind the events she's trapped in, and try to escape before her own trauma consumes her will to survive.

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Silent Hill: The Short Message could very well be the same game pictured above that was reportedly being worked on by Masahiro Ito.

If Konami is developing and publishing a Silent Hill game, it's possible this is the same one that Masahiro Ito was working on that were leaked and subsequently scrubbed off the face of the internet earlier this year.

Dusk Golem, a trusted source when it comes to horror leaks, certainly believes The Short Message is a different game. However, he adds that the title itself hints at the nature of the project. So, while The Short Message might not be a free demo for the Silent Hill 2 remake, Dusk Golem claims "it's almost definitely going to be a freely released thing."

It's unclear why Konami is withholding information about Silent Hill: The Short Message. It's possible Konami sees the mystery element as an integral part of the franchise. If so, keeping the game from the public eye for as long as possible could help it go viral once it's released for the PlayStation 5.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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