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Silent Hill: Ascension Is a Live Silent Hill Event Coming Next Year

Today’s Silent Hill announcements were not confined to just the games world. We also learned during the Silent Hill Transmission livestream that something called Silent Hill Ascension is in the works, and it appears to be some kind of live and possibly interactive experience in the Silent Hill universe.

The trailer showed images of chat bubbles from users discussing whether or not they could save “her,” and the segment ended with “Live 2023”.

We also learned that it’s being made through a partnership with streaming software tools company Genvid, J.J. Abrams’ film and TV production company gaming arm Bad Robot Games, Dead by Daylight studio Behaviour Interactive, and video-game-to-TV specialist production company dj2 Entertainment. With those names on board, we can probably guess that this will be some sort of hybrid video game/livestreamed experience with an interactive component, but we’ll have to wait for more details to be sure.

In the following segment, we learned that Ascension was inspired by watching streamers play Silent Hill with their audiences and the “feeling of being scared together” like with watching horror films in a theatre. It’s a live, realtime interactive series, where audiences are able to change the outcomes of the story and participate in scenes.

Critically, we’re told there’s “no reset button.” Outcomes are set, and fans will have a chance to “shape Silent Hill canon forever.”

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