Gamers who were looking forward to buying a PS5 and possibly porting the now rare “P.T” horror game may have had their hopes dashed, as Konami has said the PS4 game will not be backwards compatible with new system.
In an email sent back to GamesRadar, the publisher confirmed what was already a given
“the content will not be available on the PS Store, so users won’t be able to re-download the content through the backwards compatibility feature to the PS5.”
Released in August 2014 and developed by Kojima Productions under the direction of both Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, P.T. was a free downloadable first person psychological horror game for the PS4 that served as an interactive teaser for the Silent Hill reboot “Silent Hills” — with The Walking Dead star and Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus serving as the protagonist. Unfortunately with restructuring of Konami’s video game business and the subsequent departure of Kojima and his staff from the company, that reboot was cancelled and P.T. was subsequently pulled from the PlayStation Store on April 2015. That hasn’t stopped fans though from talking about the game, as well as gamers who were lucky enough to have PS4 units with the teaser downloaded and still playable in those systems. However, Konami has been firm on their stance that those who have still have the game can’t port the game to the PS5. Time will tell if that will be the case.
Be sure to read up on an upcoming P.T. styled new horror game called “Under” in our feature here.