There are some ways that crossovers can be awesome. Normally, things like mods might be the only way to create that kind of content, but games where you can create your own gamemodes, environments, or crossovers are easy to make even without modding tools now.
Of course, some bright bulb would attempt to abuse this system, such as Youtuber Ki Da, who decided to emulate P.T within Fallout 4’s game engine by taking advantage of the game’s settlement building component.
“I bought a PS4 too late to play P.T., so I attempted to build the house myself in Fallout 4.”
While Fallout can be creepy in various ways on its own (both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 have included shout-outs to H.P. Lovecraft in the form of their respective “Dunwich” locations), Ki Da does a good job of adding his own sort of flair to P.T.’s legacy.
While he’s not really able to create a blood-filled bathtub or an aborted fetus in the sink, or a fridge hanging from the ceiling squirting blood as a baby screams from inside, the sinister radio messages make a return and are backed up by a variety of effects in the hallway.
A suit of power armor stands in for the ghost of Lisa, while Ki Da took advantage of the ability to rename weapons to tell you “DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL.”
At the same time, however, the video might just make people pine even more for Silent Hills, the game that P.T. was meant to tease through a variety of puzzles sprinkled throughout the teaser. Then, as everyone knows, Konami happened.
However, with Hideo Kojima recently engaging in talks with Norman Reedus (intended to be the main character in Silent Hills) and Guillermo Del Toro (who was supposed to be his partner in the game’s development), and with Kojima now free of Konami’s toxic influence and draconian contracts, we may see something come out of it yet.
I for one can’t wait for Quiet Mountains™, even if I’m not a survival horror fan myself.