Shattered Memories Writer is Pitching a “Triple-I” Successor to the Game


When it comes to the Silent Hill franchise, the conventional wisdom is that the original Team Silent titles were great, and all the Western-developed follow ups were junk. That’s mostly true, with one major exception – Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.  A reimaging of the original Silent Hill with some of the trippier aspects from Silent Hill 2 mixed in, Shattered Memories is a surprisingly-revealing psych test. The game subjects you to probing questionnaires, tough decisions, and even tracks what you look at and changes its story, world, and characters in response. It’s really well done, and the game’s lead writer Sam Barlow has gone on to garner acclaim for narrative-driven titles like Her Story and Telling Lies in the years since.

Well, it seems Barlow is planning a successor to Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, just without the Silent Hill name. Barlow mentioned on Twitter that he’s currently pitching a Shattered Memories follow up, although not to Konami, because, well…they’re Konami.

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Of course, we don’t know if anybody is going to take Barlow up on his pitch to create a “triple-I” Shattered Memories follow up, but given the additional cred he’s built up over the past decade, I bet it happens. That said, even if everything comes together, it won’t happen until after Barlow wraps up his current game, which is currently codenamed “Project A.” In an odd twist, Barlow’s game could end up competing with Silent Hill, as rumors continue to circulate that the franchise is returning, possibly as a Sony-developed PS5 exclusive.

Any other Silent Hill: Shattered Memories fans out there? Excited for a possible follow up?

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