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Fan buys Silent Hill domain after Konami failed to renew

Konami isn't as much of a force in the video game world as it once was, with the publisher largely focusing on other business areas nowadays. With that in mind, it might not come as a surprise that the publisher let the domain lapse for the official Silent Hill website, and sure enough, a fan has swiftly picked it up. 

Konami's official Silent Hill website, silenthill.com, has been taken over by a fan after Konami failed to renew the domain. Now, the website leads to a screenshot of a tweet from Silent Hill 2 art director, Masahiro Ito, in which expresses regret for designing Pyramid Head:.

As PCGamer points out, this is not the first time that this has happened. Konami didn't renew its registration for silenthill.com in December 2019. The domain was later spotted on sale for roughly $10,000 USD, but Konami was quick to pick it back up itself. This time around, Konami wasn't quick enough and now the domain sits in the hands of one fan.

Konami may want to re-purchase the domain again soon in the future though, as rumours have been swirling around a Silent Hill revival.

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KitGuru Says: As fun as this is to see, it won't last long. Eventually, Konami will reacquire the domain and set the official website back up, especially if there is a new game currently in development. 

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