The Silent Hill trademark covers ‘game software’ and ‘headsets for virtual reality’, as well as numerous non-game related goods and services.
While these may simply be routine trademark updates or periodic renewals rather than being indicative of any new product plans, VGC reported in October that multiple Silent Hill games are in development at external studios after Konami decided to revive the classic franchise.
One of these was outsourced to a prominent Japanese developer in 2021, we were told.
Keiichiro Toyama, who left Sony last year to form Bokeh Game Studio, explained: “It’s not an action game where you can just refine the action as in Biohazard. To bring Silent Hill up to current standards or to polish up the graphics, the fans wouldn’t be satisfied.”