PT developer responsible for removing game from PlayStation Store speaks out

The person responsible for unplugging the plug PT has spoken out on the matter, noting that they wish things had turned out differently. PT was and arguably is one of the greatest forms of viral marketing in all games. It was a free PS4 demo released by a developer/publisher that no one had ever heard of and no one knew about, except that it was supposedly pretty scary. Players walked through a seemingly normal house, solving puzzles as things grew more and more haunted and mysterious. At the end it was revealed that the protagonist was played by Norman Reedus and this was a big advertisement for a new Silent Hill game by Hideo Kojima. Unfortunately, just a few months later, the project was canceled and PT. was eventually removed from the PlayStation Store and could never be reinstalled by those who removed it.

For the 8th anniversary of the demo’s release, Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and others celebrated the game. Among them was the one responsible for helping release PT as a secret project and eventually bring the game down. As reported by VGC, a former Konami employee of Pearl L on Twitter (whose account has since been made private) offered her feelings and insight into the process on social media. Noting that she’d called Sony to take the game off the air and block redownloads, she said, “That was a super fun conversation.” Pearl declared the removal of PT was “a difficult situation” and “not a great situation everywhere”, praising Sony for its help and handling the difficult situation. She also agreed with a fan who asked if the process was “awkward” and later stated that she wished things were different.

“Believe me, I wish it had turned out differently,” she told another user. “It was definitely a lot of fun coming up with this secret cool thing for the fans. It was amazing to see everyone come together to try and figure out the experience and it seemed like they came away with so much love for it! I’m super thankful that I should be a part of that in some small way.”

Rumor has it that new Silent Hill games are in the works, but Hideo Kojima is unlikely to be involved in any of them. The cancellation of Kojima’s take on Silent Hill is still a sore subject for many horror fans as it had so much potential. Whether future games in the series can live up to that hype remains to be seen.

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