Silent Hills had the potential to haunt players even outside of the game. Had it not been canceled by Konami, the game could have been the most terrifying title on the market.
WHAT? HOW? What does it mean by that?
Still “Haunted” You Even After Done Playing it
One developer who was working on Silent Hills before its cancellation revealed that the game would have interacted with players even when they weren’t playing. Players would reportedly have to sign an agreement to allow access to their email, phone, and even smart house systems.
Silent Hills would send players threatening texts, emails, and flicker the lights in their homes. As immersive as the concept sounds, this sort of real-life haunting would no doubt lead to legal issues. To make the messages truly frightening, their content would need to be both unsettling and their origins anonymous.
Indeed It Would Create a Legal Issue
WOW that’s messed up right? Although as immersive as the concept sounds, this sort of real-life haunting would no doubt lead to legal issues.
While it is disappointing that Silent Hills was canceled so early on, there are other horror games that have attempted similarly ambitious features. Released in 2002, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem is another horror game that toyed with reaching out of the screen
Indeed a horror game now is evolving way scarier, messier than 20 years prior. Are you a fan of this kind of “realistic horror type? Or conversely, you’re not a fan of this frightening genre?