investigating for Silent Hill: Downpour? It looks like that investigation resulted in the creation of Silent Hill: Book of Memories, which was recently announced for Sony's upcoming PS Vita handheld. Konami announced today that the title would focus on multiplayer, and we decided to ask series producer Tom Hulett how it came about.
Hulett reiterated that developer Vatra Games had looked into a multiplayer mode for Downpour , but was wary of adding it simply for the sake of having it. "We decided if we don't have something that is uniquely Silent Hill and feels good in multiplayer, we don't want to just tack it on," said Hulett, adding, "We don't just want to throw something in to say, 'hey, there's a bullet point.'" Multiplayer was scrapped for Downpour, but Konami "kept exploring" the idea and eventually came up with Book of Memories.
Hulett didn't offer many details -- like how exactly Silent Hill multiplayer is supposed to work -- though he did confirm that Vatra is not developing the title. Furthermore, the game will not be running on the Unreal Engine, which is being used to power Downpour.