Last year at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Konami launched a memorable experiment. The pair worked together to release P.T., a project that at first appeared to be a demo for an upcoming horror title of the same name. Once players had finally solved the riddles of the title, it was revealed to in fact be a teaser for a new entry in the Silent Hill series, named Silent Hills. The teaser itself received high praise for just how scary it proved to be. That’s something SCE’s Shuhei Yoshida would like to see on Project Morpheus.
SCE’s Head of Worldwide Studios recently stated as much to Official PlayStation Magazine, as reported by PlayStation Universe. He reasoned that, although VR videogames should be developed from the ground up, he would like to see something like P.T. on the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). “Well, we always say to developers, ‘Don’t try to port your game—you need to approach it from the ground up for VR,'” Yoshida explained. “That said, I’d personally like to see a game like P.T. working with Morpheus… something really, really scary.”
Several aspects of P.T., including the first-person perspective and involvement of VR enthusiast and legendary director Guillermo Del Toro, led VRFocus to speculate that perhaps the full version of Silent Hills would support VR. At the time of the reveal it was confirmed that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima was involved in the project. Since then, videogame fans will know that Kojima’s future with Konami following the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has been called into question, with rumours suggesting that he will leave the company. It’s not clear how this might affect Silent Hills right now.
Project Morpheus itself was recently reintroduced with an updated prototype that sports a 1080p OLED display. SCE plans to launch the kit in the first half of 2016 and will be bringing it to events such as E3 in the meantime. VRFocus will continue to follow the device closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.