Silent Hills Teaser P.T. Can't be Redownloaded on PS5 from the PS Store

P.T. isn't available on the PlayStation Store for PS4, and it won't be available on the PlayStation Store for the PS5.

It looks like P.T. won't be available on the PlayStation 5 in any official capacity. That even goes for those who still have the horror demo installed on their PS4 hard drives and may be hoping to re-download it from the next-gen console's PS Store.

The news comes straight from Konami, who confirmed P.T. isn't coming to the PS5's PlayStation Store in an email to GamesRadar. 

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.

P.T. was removed from the PlayStation Store by Konami on April 25, 2015. Currently, the only way to play the Silent Hills teaser is to have it already installed on a PS4 hard drive. There's no way to download the teaser otherwise legitimately. Those who deleted the demo from their PS4s can't re-download it either. 

As Push Square pointed out, it may be possible to transfer P.T. from the PS4 to the PS5 via Wi-Fi data transfer, but that remains to be seen. Even if that's possible, though, getting P.T. on the PS5 only pertains to those who already have the demo installed on their PS4s. Those who deleted the teaser — or never played it in the first place — will be left out in the cold. 

Silent Hill fans have been awaiting a new entry in the survival-horror franchise since 2012's Downpour. That year also saw the release of the Silent Hill HD Collection, as well as Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the PlayStation Vita. 

While P.T. has retained its instantly-iconic status more than six years after it stealth-released on the PlayStation 4, Konami has remained mostly silent on the series.

Despite that, a slew of rumors has swirled around the survival-horror franchise for a while now, including that there are two Silent Hill games currently in the works, and that an impending SH reboot will be exclusive to the PS5

However, all of those rumors should be taken with a grain of salt until more is known about them. The only piece of concrete information we have right now is that Sam Barlow, writer and lead designer on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, has confirmed he is pitching a sequel to that game

While fans wait on any of those to come to fruition, horror game designers have used P.T. as inspiration for their own experiences, two examples being the now-canceled Allison Road and the Early Access Visage. The latter is even good enough to make it on our list of 15 horror games to play this Halloween and beyond. 

Stay tuned for more on P.T. and the Silent Hill franchise. 

[Sources: GamesRadar, Push Square]

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Published Oct. 19th 2020

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