Rumor: Silent Hill To Go First-Person?
For the record, with the exception of one forgettable rail shooter, Silent Hill has never been played from the first-person perspective and speaking of "perspective," that's the only reason this rumor exists.
Really, it's all in how you interpret the evidence. The rumor in question began with the picture you see here, which is a fact sheet of sorts for developer Vatra, now known to be handling the upcoming Silent Hill. These details come courtesy of Digital Development Management and as you can see, it listed the studio's strengths as "FPS and Action" games. Furthermore, it showed two titles; the already announced Rush 'N Attack: Ex Patriot and one for an unknown "major franchise." Now, assuming the latter is indeed Silent Hill and knowing that Rush 'N Attack is a straight-up action game, one might want to assume that the "FPS" part of the team's strengths applies to the new horror installment. Thus far, those within the survival/horror genre content themselves with a third-person over-the-shoulder mechanic, which began with Resident Evil 4 and continued into RE5 and Dead Space. But a freaky FPS...? Doom III was the scariest FPS I've ever played but it certainly wasn't Silent Hill, and I'm wondering if that perspective would be preferable... It's hard to tell.
Maybe, maybe not. Who knows? Besides, all we're basing this on is that set of info and the fact that it lists two strengths and two games. Vatra could be working on other projects, after all.
4/21/2010 10:27:52 AM Ben Dutka