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Rumour: Sony Wants to Buy Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania from Konami

Last week, an interesting rumour surfaced online regarding Sony attempting to remedy the relationship between Hideo Kojima and Konami, whilst sharing the rights to use the Silent Hill IP in order to make a reboot and revive Silent Hills. Judging by the reliability of these sources, it’s a safe bet that this information might be true. However, another rumour sprung up in light of this from a supposed Konami employee, who stated that Sony isn’t just looking to acquire Silent Hill, but Metal Gear and Castlevania too.

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The rumour originates from 4chan (which we’ll recommend you take with a massive grain of salt) all the way back in January, before this recent Silent Hill news broke. It comes an anonymous poster revealing themselves to be a Konami employee, who shared some valuable information regarding Sony’s plans with Konami. Apparently, Sony wants to buy Silent HillMetal Gear, and Castlevania. The 4chan post has since been deleted, but a Twitter user managed to take a screenshot of the original post.

The post mentions that Sony wants to remake both Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, and Kojima will be involved in these, exclusively for PlayStation 5. Interestingly enough, the post mentions the Silent Hill reboot involving members of the original Team Silent – something that was reiterated with more reliable sources recently like Rely on Horror. However, it also mentions that Ikumi Nakamura, who had previously left Tango Gameworks, now works at Sony Interactive Entertainment and might also be involved in the Silent Hill reboot. Finally, the post mentions a reboot of Castlevania in the vein of Bloodborne. This includes 3D instead of 2D, similar to Lords of Shadow, with most of the original developers returning as well.

Of course, due to the post originating from 4chan, we recommend taking this with a massive grain of salt. It could be coincidental too that the poster mentions the original members of Team Silent working on a Silent Hill reboot, something corroborated with more reliable sources recently. Until we hear confirmation from Sony themselves, take all of this with a grain of salt.

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