A recent profile image belonging to a Czech developer named Vatra — the latest team pegged to continue the Silent Hill franchise — has started a rumor that the next iteration may end up being a first-person shooter. It wouldn’t be the first survival horror game to step into that realm, but the franchise has long been known as a third-person shooter at heart.
The image (which we’ve included below) shows off that Vatra is currently working on two titles. Rush’N Attack happens to be an action game for the XBLA and PlayStation Network while the other game is unannounced, but said to be a major franchise for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that will be published by a top tier publisher. Considering the “genres” that Vatra is known for is the FPS and Action genre — that would leave you to believe that Silent Hill may perhaps be a FPS.
It’s no secret that the FPS genre has been overdone this generation, so another franchise pushing its way into this style of game would definitely be overkill, but the success of that type can’t be overlooked either.
How disappointed would you guys be if the next iteration of Silent Hill is a FPS?