Konami surprised horror junkies last year when it released what wound up being a playable teaser of the next Silent Hill game, appropriately titled P.T., on the PlayStation Network store. However, if you haven’t already added the demo to your PSN account, you’re running out of time to do it, as the game will be delisted from the store in just a few days.
P.T. was meant to be a playable glimpse into the next entry in the Silent Hill series, seemingly named Silent Hills. At the end of the game, it was revealed that Silent Hills was in development at Kojima Productions, with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and horror film director Guillermo del Toro involved in the project. Adding to excitement surrounding the game, the teaser revealed that the main character would be portrayed by Norman Reedus, who also plays Daryl Dixon in the television adaptation of The Walking Dead. Somewhat unpredictably, following several months of silence, Konami has stated in a message on the official P.T. website that the teaser will be removed from the store on Wednesday, April 29.
While no reason for the removal has been given at this time, the lack of communication from Konami has led to speculation among the gaming community, with some believing the Silent Hills project as originally announced has been cancelled. This suggestion has only been fueled even further with consideration that Kojima Productions was absorbed into Konami Digital Entertainment in March, and rumors arose through GameSpot that Hideo Kojima will be leaving the company following the completion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which is set for release this September.
While the future of Silent Hills may be uncertain, one thing is sure: P.T. will remain an interesting glimpse into what will be, or could have been. If you’re interested in adding the game to your PlayStation account, you can do so on the PlayStation Store website.
Source: Official P.T. website