Without a doubt, droves of horror fans are hoping that Silent Hill has a resurgence in some way, shape, or form, especially after the way in which Konami approached and cancelled Hideo Kojima’s vision for the franchise. While it doesn’t look like official sequels are coming any time soon, though, Microsoft decided to at least allow owners of its current generation console to play some of the series’ games on Xbox One.
As seen in the tweet below from Microsoft’s Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, both Silent Hill: HD Collection and Silent Hill Homecoming are now available to play on Xbox One thanks to the tech firm’s backward compatibility program for the system. So, technicially, since Silent Hill: HD Collection is a compilation of remastered ports of Silent Hill 2 and 3, then fans have three titles to look forward to coming to the system’s backward compatible library.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 24, 2018
For those unaware as to how the Xbox One’s backward compatibility feature works, anyone who has an original Xbox 360 disc copy of the Silent Hill: HD Collection or Silent Hill Homecoming just needs to just need to pop it in their Xbox One. Of course, both games are also available to download digitally by way of the Microsoft Store, with the former being priced at $10.50 and the latter costing $20.
With Silent Hill: HD Collection and Silent Hill Homecoming both now playable on Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility, it’s safe to say that some will decide to give the titles a go either yet again or for the first time, which will surely evoke desires for a brand new installment to eventually come out. After all, many already consider the series to be one of the top horror games that should come back from the dead.
Silent Hill: HD Collection and Silent Hill Homecoming are now available to play on Xbox One via backward compatibility.