Kojima Productions’ playable teaser for its canceled Silent Hill reboot, horror recreation P.T., is a valuable commodity to many PlayStation four house owners. After Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami and Silent Hills’ cancellation, P.T. used to be got rid of from Sony’s PlayStation Retailer. When you didn’t have already got it, you had been (just about) out of success.
The dangerous information for potential PlayStation five house owners is that your present obtain of P.T. can’t be transferred over to Sony’s new console, neither is the sport playable thru backward compatibility.
Right here’s the odd factor, regardless that: At one level during the last two weeks, it used to be each transferable and playable on PS5. I performed P.T. on my PS5 in overdue October, the day when I gained my overview unit. However it sounds as if that after the PlayStation five launches on Nov. 12, it received’t play P.T. thru backward compatibility.
P.T. used to be the primary PS4 identify I examined thru backward compatibility on PS5. On Oct. 24, I transferred my reproduction of P.T. to and performed the sport on my PS5, selecting up from a up to date save that carried over from PS4. Then I restarted P.T. from the start, and performed thru a bit of extra. It appeared to paintings wonderful. Actually, the 4K screenshot on the best of this put up used to be captured from the PS5 overview unit that Sony despatched me.
However within the days main as much as Sony’s PS5 overview embargo, the placement modified. P.T. is now indexed as a “Playable on PS4” identify, which means it may possibly’t be performed on PS5.
And after being pressured to do a manufacturing unit reset of my PS5 overview unit this week, which deleted all recreation content material from the device, I realized I used to be not ready to switch P.T. from PS4 to PS5. (My colleague Russ Frushtick nonetheless has his transferred reproduction of P.T. sitting on his PS5 SSD.)
When it used to be playable, P.T. seemed to carry out on PS5 simply because it did on PS4. I didn’t whole a complete playthrough of the demo, however I skilled no noticeable problems throughout the 10 mins wherein I examined the sport.
Sony had in the past warned that some content material (together with recreation demos, which might surround P.T.) may not be suitable at the new console. The playable teaser for Silent Hills does no longer seem at the record of unsupported titles on Sony’s PS5 backward compatibility strengthen web page.
Reached for remark, a Sony spokesperson advised Polygon that the trade to P.T.’s backward compatibility on PS5 “used to be a writer resolution.”