Dev shoots down Silent Hill multiplayer rumour

Monday, 21 March 2011 17:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Silent Hill: Downpour producer Devin Shatsky has posted on the Hell Descent forums to stem a rumour that Vatra’s Silent Hill: Downpour will contain a multiplayer element.

Talk of an online play segment in the game emerged over the weekend, based on quotes from an Italian interview with art director Radek Marek.

Radek apparently said that, “At the moment there will be no multiplayer modes in Silent Hill: Downpour, but Konami are investigating a separate chapter devoted entirely to the multiplayer.”

Apparently not.

“Whoever that Italian interviewer was either took Radek’s comments completely out of context, or it was lost in translation,” said Shatsky.

“As previously mentioned, we were (many moons ago) investigating a separate Multiplayer mode, but that was quickly extinguished when we costed it out and determined how much resource time it would detract from the core singleplayer experience.”

And that’s that.

Vatra Games’ new entry into the franchise stars an escaped prisoner named Murphy Pendleton, who unwittingly arrives in the town of Silent Hill after his prison bus crashes.

Silent Hill: Downpour will release for PS3 and Xbox 360 this autumn.

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