Hideo Kojima once approached Cliff Bleszinski to collaborate on the now-defunct Silent Hills, according to the Gears of War creator.
“Kojima once told me he wanted me to do a new Silent Hill w him together out of LA,” Bleszinski wrote on Twitter. “I was flattered but declined.”
In a separate post, Bleszinski explained why he declined Kojima’s offer. “I don’t like LA, I love new IP, and I woulda f**ked up SH,” he wrote.
Kojima went on to team with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus for the project, before its official cancellation last April. Following his split with Konami, Kojima formed Kojima Productions, an independent development studio creating a console-exclusive game for PlayStation platforms.