Seeing as how the initially announced Silent Hill was to be helmed by Hideo Kojima, it’s no surprise that Konami canceled the title after their falling out with the mind behind Metal Gear Solid. P.T was released as an Indie style horror game by Hideo as a teaser to the canceled Hill game by him and director Del Toro (Pacific Rim). Rumors spread recently of P.T itself also becoming unplayable. Konami confirmed, however, that whoever still owns P.T, are still able to play it as well.
A statement from a Konami official confirmed the news as found here. It reads:
“After our investigation, we can confirm that there have been no Konami or PlayStation Network (PSN) updates that would have affected or prevent access to the game.”
And while this is true. The game has actually been removed from the PlayStation store itself a while ago. So the story of P.T being unplayable is only half true. Since those who owned the demo CAN still play it. But whoever missed out on the chance to download it won’t be able to anymore. This puts a rest to earlier suspicions at least.
It’s sad to see how the story of the Silent Hills teaser ended. Seeing as how Kojima did claim to have ideas for which P.T was only a decoy. Following the cancellation of the game after the director had a falling out with Konami, the hype for the game wasn’t completely dead. Since we’ve seen at one point, a fan remake of the game itself, which was sadly taken down by Konami despite how impressed they were with it.
The community does have Layers of Fear 2 to look forward to in the near future of 2019, which hopefully fills the void created in a lot of horror game fans after the cancellation of Silent Hills. On the Kojima side of things, we, of course, have the trio of Hideo, Norman Reedus and Del Toro to look forward to in the upcoming Death Stranding game.