The horror genre has been in mediocre shape for the past few years and just when gamers thought they’d get the game they’ve been waiting for in the form of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s now defunct Silent Hills, it was abruptly taken away from them, leaving many in a state of grief, anger, and disbelief. This loss is what fueled indie developer Chris Kesler to create Allison Road, the horror game we deserve, and what many consider to be the spiritual successor to P.T.
And see for yourself why it has already amassed so many fans,
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and even getting a publishing deal the game was suddenly cancelled, but now, a few months later an announcement has surfaced on the Allison Road Facebook page stating that the game has been revived.
Although Kesler didn’t go into detail of what led to the cancellation, he gave some insight into what he’s been up to since then:
In an interview with IGN Kesler shared that the project will now proceed as an independent venture, and that at this stage he is confident of being able to continue development on his own.
One can only speculate on what happened and what kind of pressures he may have encountered along the road but he was also very clear in his Facebook announcement about this being a passion project and wanting to make it the best it can possibly be, so he won’t be rushing development just to make a quick buck.
Allison Road, when and if it is completed, is expected to release on both Playstation and Xbox, no word on PC availability.