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Silent Hills, the scariest game that never was, continues to reveal terrifying layers in 2019. Fairly recent hacks uncovered a decapitated bath corpse in the game's demo, P.T., and also revealed that its hostile ladyghost Lisa WAS BEHIND YOU THE WHOLE TIME.
But Hideo Kojima's nixed Konami franchise instalment still has unsettling information lingering from its pre-development phase, if a rumour heard by former IGN writer and current Inside Gaming producer Alanah Pearce has any truth to it.
A while back, Pearce was told that, should it have come to fruition, Silent Hills would have had the ability to send you emails or texts from the characters ...when you were offline.
Nope. Nope nope nope. NO.
I heard that Silent Hills would require you to sign a waiver before playing because it would somehow interact with your real-world self, like by sending you emails or text messages as characters from the game even when you weren’t actively playing. https://t.co/aWezrmYA7v— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) November 19, 2019
At this point, we're starting to be quite relieved that Silent Hills never made it past P.T., and that Kojima spent the next few years working on Death Stranding instead, because we don't think we would have ever recovered from playing it.