If you previously downloaded Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s teaser for Konami’s cancelled Silent Hills game but in some horrible misunderstanding or lapse of self control removed it from your console, then I have some good news. As discovered by a member of the Gamexeon forum, there’s a way to get P.T. back onto your PlayStation 4; it does however come with potential risks.
The video below shows the method of re-downloading the cancelled Silent Hills playable teaser, P.T. It involves downloading the PC program Squid in order to access your game library through a proxy server, where you’ll be able to find your old copy of P.T. This method will only work for those who downloaded it when it was originally available though. So if you missed it the first time, sorry, you’ve missed it forever.
If it sounds a little too good to be true then it’s because it kind of is. It’s time to address the risk part, hell, stress the risk part. Although folk on the Gamexeon thread have shared success stories of the method working, it needs to be noted that there is no guarantee. There have been suggestions that the process has the potential to brick consoles or get users banned from PlayStation Network, however there have yet to be posters reporting this happening to them. The basic takeaway though is by attempting to recover P.T. this way you are assuming the potential risks.
I can comfortably say that P.T. was one of the best gaming experiences I had in 2014, which is either a shining testimony to what amounted to a playable teaser or a sad reflection of the industry. I’ll let you decide.
Konami’s free demo P.T. was removed from the PlayStation Store in March.