Tomm Hulett leaves Konami
It was known today that Tomm Hulett has left Konami, after 7 years working for the company as producer of the last five Silent Hill games (Origins, Shattered Memories, HD Collection, Downpour and Book of Memories). His entrance in the Silent Hill series was marked by the departure of Team Silent, the original team that created the series we know today, so, some fans tended to hate Tomm, refusing to accept his efforts to revive the series. Things have changed, but recently we were able to see some improvements on Silent Hill, with the recent release of Downpour, last year, which shown a bit more of how bright the future of the series could be. Some fans loved the last games while others just refuse anything new, so Tomm Hulett has been basically blamed for all the “bad” stuff that happened to the series, being considered as the destroyer of all the Silent Hill legacy left by Team Silent, instead of being the savior of the series, which is actually the truth.
Maybe now Tomm can rest and for the first time feel that he’s not the most hated person between the Silent Hill community, because someone else will take his place, maybe the next producer. Of one thing I’m sure, he did a great effort to bring Silent Hill back to its glory.
About the future, I can’t predict it, but again, I’m sure about one thing, it doesn’t matter how good or bad a possible game will be, haters are gonna hate.