Last night, at an event in Germany, Konami announced a new Silent Hill game for the "next-generation consoles" - meaning, the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Details were slim, but Konami did mention that a new developer would be handling the game. Since Team Silent broke up, the franchise has bounced around to a few different developers, with Western developers Climax Group and Double Helix behind the latest titles. The previous franchise music director, Akira Yamaoka, did hint that another Silent Hill title would be made in Japan at some point.
Silent Hill: Homecoming was released in 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Despite tremendous upgrades to the combat mechanics, the game received only a lukewarm reception, with many critics agreeing that it lost the feel of traditional Silent Hill titles.
On the other hand, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the latest entry to the franchise, received unanimous critical acclaim. It was released on the PS2, PSP, and Wii earlier this year.
My only question is this: PS3 and 360 have been out for three and four years, respectively, what qualifies them to be "next-generation"?