Is P.T. Still Available To Play?

You might know the story of P.T. by now. The game was a "playable teaser" for the game Silent Hills on the PS4. Metal Gear Solid producer Hideo Kojima was working on the game with famed film director Guillermo del Toro. Konami and Kojima had a falling out. Konami canned Silent Hills. Kojima left Konami. It was all rather ugly.


Even though the game P.T. was teasing is no more, however, you may be wondering: is P.T. still available to play?

The answer, unfortunately, is no.

Konami pulled P.T. from the PlayStation 4's digital store on April 29, 2015, and at first, it didn't seem like that big a deal. When games are pulled down from digital storefronts, they're still accessible via download to those who've already installed or purchased them in most cases. Many assumed the same would be true for P.T.

It was not.

Fans of P.T. were shocked to learn upon its removal that, not only had Konami pulled it from the PlayStation Store so that new players couldn't download it, but the company had also blocked previous players from downloading it, too. Konami was scolded by many for the act, which came across as a petty way to get back at Hideo Kojima. But the company stuck to its guns and kept P.T. inaccessible for good, which conversely, made PlayStation 4s with the game installed incredibly valuable.


We suppose that P.T. is playable in that one rare instance, then; if you're able to find someone with a PlayStation 4 that has the game installed. Otherwise, if you're starting anew on your own PlayStation 4, or if you're playing on the machine of someone who used to have the game installed but no longer does, you're out of luck. P.T. cannot be downloaded again (usually). It cannot be purchased. It cannot be transferred from one PlayStation to another. It is, for the vast majority of us, gone forever.

But keep your chin up. Hideo Kojima has a new game coming out soon. It's not Silent Hills, but it may be the next best thing.