Just as important a question as any asked on the covers of Marvel's What If… comics, what would the world be like if Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima got his hands on the Silent Hill franchise? He may not be planning to direct survival horror anytime soon, but he did express interest in using his own FOX Engine to power an entry in the series.
"It would be scary if we make a Silent Hill game on FOX Engine," Kojima said on Twitter.
Kojima said he's envious of the smaller scale setting in the Silent Hill games and the possibilities for visuals they provide, and he believes the new FOX Engine—which Metal Gear Solid 5 will be running on—could serve to heighten the scares.
More of Kojima's thoughts on a FOX Engine Silent Hill:
"Silent Hill" is in closed room setting and doesn't require full action so that we can focus on the graphic quality. Enemy doesn't have to be a lot or move fast. It only requires scariness by graphics and presentation. As being a creator making action game in open world, such game is very enviously attractive. Wish someone could create this on FOX engine.
Do it, Kojima. DO IT. Would you be interested in seeing what the FOX Engine could do with something like Silent Hill? It would certainly be a welcome change of pace from the dreadfully sloppy handling of releases like the Silent Hill HD Collection.