Rumor: New Silent Hill to be an FPS?

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.

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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?

Readers Comments (12)

  1. Tokyo_GorePolice April 21, 2010 @ 08:19

    I wouldn’t be necessarily disappointed as the last couple of SH titles haven’t been that great in my opinion anyway, but my best advice would be to get the third-person SH storyline/gameplay back on track before trying to venture into first-person.

  2. Mmmh, I guess this type of gameplay could work wonders with the PS Move. The usual stuff with a flashlight but with more detailed enviroments; can you imagine running away from a monster without really knowing if he is still chasing you?.

  3. Just keep it scary and don’t go “Ramo” shooting up all the creeps!

  4. VofEscaflowne April 21, 2010 @ 09:27

    @Dreamer_Lion

    I was thinking the same but this really depends on how well they execute the idea and don’t just make it an on-rail shooter. Ugh, just what we need now. The PS3 will get invaded with on-rail shooters now that it has the Move.

    I have played some terrifying games in first person… Thief: The Dark Project had a few levels based entirely on the undead and haunted environments. Not seeing the enemy but hearing them come either from the side or the back… ugh, I nearly broke my mouse over it from jump scares 😀 If Silent Hill can pull this off, then I’m all for it but I’m not getting my hopes up.

  5. @VofEscaflowne: Exactly. The only thing that should be avoided at all costs is this: do not give up horror and scary moments over action.

    My best example would be RE5 which became too action oriented and lost the scary stuff that made the series so great.

  6. As long as it’s scary it’s not a huge deal to me, but I’d still prefer it to be a TPS.

  7. Still not played a SH g ame :S

  8. Moocows111111 April 21, 2010 @ 15:46

    “FPS genre has been overdone this generation, so another franchise pushing its way into this style of game would definitely be overkill,”

    Agreed, there are waayy too much FPS This generation, as long as they create a good horror game then I’d be fine with it, but its like everyone is overdosing on FPS’

  9. hacker13sacker April 21, 2010 @ 18:28

    OH NO…the world really dosent need more FPS at this time please God let it be 3rd person

  10. Please no 🙁

  11. omg noooooooo, damn all of you Fragheads…look at what youve created!!!

    if this becomes FPS….then idk what to say

  12. The survival horror genre is already dieing at a rapid rate and now we might loose another classic franchise to twitch gamers! I own every SH game to date and SH being a fps is an egregious mistake. Silent Hill accomplishes horror through story,character development,and environments which flow well in a third person perspective.

    I have yet to see a fps even come close to being as creepy as a horror game using a third person perspective. Looks like Dead Space is the last place for survival horror fans.

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