It looks like things may be stirring up again for all things related to Konami and its reputation these days, as VGC reports that the company has denied that they have asked a recent video interview with Akira Yamaoka be taken down — which we covered the past week where the legendary Silent Hill series composer was teasing a new project he was working on.
Posting an apology on Twitter, interviewer Al Hub has taken down his video interview at YouTube with Yamaoka — thanking the fans for their support.
We thank you for your support which contributed to the spread of the interview that we published yesterday with Akira Yamaoka around the world.
We were asked to remove the clip, and it has been removed.
and stay tuned for the next interviews https://t.co/sMuGmf6NIT
— Al Hub – الهَب (@TheHubKW) February 5, 2021
The interview in question led many fans to speculate that Akira Yamaoka was teasing the long rumored Silent Hill revival — which has been a subject many have talked about since Konami cancelled Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s planned entry in Silent Hills. According to VGC who reached out to Konami on whether or not they asked Al Hub to remove the interview, the video game developer and publisher has said they never made such a request.
In a statement issued to VGC, Konami has now claimed that it was not the party responsible for the clip’s removal. “Konami did not ask Al Hub to take down the interview,” a spokesperson said.
Yamaoka is not an employee of Konami, but his comments further fueled speculation that the company could be planning to revive the horror series he’s associated with.
Whether it was Konami or another company that was involved in the takedown, the project Yamaoka teased is still a mystery and many are wondering what it is.
If you missed the story on Akira Yamaoka’s tease, check out our story hereAkir.