Last year, fans who were looking forward to Silent Hills were saddened to learn that Konami subsequently cancelled the game, as part of an ongoing dispute with Hideo Kojima. Following the cancellation, an indie studio picked up the pieces and started working on their own Horror game inspired by it, called Allison Road. The developers initially went to Kickstarter for funding, then later cancelled the crowdfunding campaign and signed with publisher Team17, but after months of no updates, they announced that Allison Road had been cancelled.
Yet hope has been renewed, as, in a recent statement to IGN, Allison Road creator Christian Kesler announced that he is reviving that game under a new label called Far From Home.
“I’m actually really happy to be able to announce that [Allison Road] will continue. We had a lot of support online and some folks out there are just incredibly nice…It did take a bit of soul searching to find the drive again to work on Allison Road and to simply make a call on what to do next. After the set back, I took a bit of a break from working on it and re-evaluated all the work that had been done so far — the whole journey, so to speak. I started making a few (in my opinion) necessary changes to the story and the flow, little bits and pieces here and there, and before I knew it, it sort of naturally came back to life.
“For our gameplay trailer, I did all the modeling, texturing, shaders, lighting, etc., and thankfully a lot of the mechanics are already implemented from the previous development phase, so I can comfortably take the game forward by myself. If and when it comes to a point where new features and mechanics are required, or old ones need changing, I’ll go look for support.”
— Christian Kesler
While there is no confirmed release date for the revived
Allison Road, we are eagerly awaiting the latest updates from Kesler and his wife.