Believe it or not, we almost got a playable remake of the 2014 demo/playable teaser P.T for the PC. However, Konami has filed a cease and desist, meaning PC gamers won’t be able to play the elusive game.
P.T. (which stands for Playable Teaser) was a first-person horror game released for the PlayStation 4. It was developed by Kojima Productions under the pseudonym 7780s Studio. Players who completed the game learned the true nature of the developers and discovered that the game was a teaser for a new Silent Hill game. This title would have been called Silent Hills. The teaser alone was critically acclaimed and many people were on the hype train for Silent Hills, which would have Guillermo de Toro on board as director and Norman Reedus also on board.
However, in Spring of 2015, Konami abruptly shut down production of Silent Hills. P.T. was purged a month later from the PlayStation Store, which meant that even those who acquired it couldn’t re-download it. The following September, Hideo Kojima left Konami, which was his employer since 1986.
In a post made on GameJolt, the 17-year old developer known as Qimsar announced that Konami made contact and asked him to cease and desist. He remarked that the executive that contacted him was apologetic in tone and even said that the project was actually very popular around the office. Konami even offered him an internship. In regards to it, Qimsar said:
It hasn’t been made super official or anything, but a freakin’ internship for me with Konami in which I would do stuff with Konami US, EU, and Japan. Internships tend to turn into jobs fairly often and for a 17-year old who isn’t even a senior in high school just yet, to get this for the very first game project that he’s ever worked on … that’s pretty good.
The P.T. remake had about 180 hours of work put into it. While it’s not a completely sad ending, many fans will still be disappointed at not being able to play the Playable Teaser.