PS4 owners who have Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s “Playable Teaser” game and were looking forward to porting it to PS5 are in for some disappointing news, as PT actually had backwards compatibility with the system but is now unplayable.
To confirm this, Youtuber Next Gen Base has posted a video of the game running on the PS5 along with confirmation that it no longer works.
According to a report by Polygon, existing downloads of PT for the lucky PS4 owners who had the game were able to run on the PS5 as of two weeks ago. That author of the post was able to test it out initially, but that no longer seems to be the case.
P.T. was the first PS4 title I tested through backward compatibility on PS5. On Oct. 24, I transferred my copy of P.T. to and played the game on my PS5, picking up from a recent save that carried over from PS4. Then I restarted P.T. from the beginning, and played through a bit more. It seemed to work fine. In fact, the 4K screenshot at the top of this post was captured from the PS5 review unit that Sony sent me.
But in the days leading up to Sony’s PS5 review embargo, the situation changed. P.T. is now listed as a “Playable on PS4” title, meaning it can’t be played on PS5.
And after being forced to do a factory reset of my PS5 review unit this week, which deleted all game content from the system, I learned I was no longer able to transfer P.T. from PS4 to PS5. (My colleague Russ Frushtick still has his transferred copy of P.T. sitting on his PS5 SSD.)
When it was playable, P.T. appeared to perform on PS5 just as it did on PS4. I did not complete a full playthrough of the demo, but I experienced no noticeable issues during the 10 minutes in which I tested the game.
Released as a demo for a planned Silent Hill reboot under Hideo Kojima’s direction, PT was promptly delisted by Konami when “Silent Hills” was cancelled and Kojima parted ways with the company. That game has since become hot commodity for those with PS4 units that had the game loaded into their hard drives. Now it appears Konami intends to keep it that way, making this quite the rare gem to play these days.
Be sure to check our related feature on the upcoming PT styled game “Under” here.