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On August 14th, 2014, a game simply titled ‘P.T.’ was quietly released onto the PlayStation Network. Seemingly released by 7780’s Studio, and independent studio, the game was packed full of pure unnerving terror and flipped all expectations on their head. However, beneath all the layers hid an exciting announcement. For the studio that was presented was just a front to hide that this was a ‘playable teaser’ for a brand-new game within the terrifying Silent Hill franchise. One that was to be spearheaded by creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Hideo Kojima and horror legend, Guillermo del Toro.

But then, things took a turn for the worse. Konami, the company that owns the properties of many games such as the Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill franchises, began to have an immediate falling out with Kojima. His name was being removed from the cases of the games he spent years working on and he was even barred from attending The Game Awards. Eventually it was announced that Kojima had left Konami and had started his own company which partnered with Sony quickly.

And just like that Silent Hills had been cancelled and Konami pulled P.T. off the PlayStation Network rendering it unplayable unless you still had it downloaded on your PS4. Konami had shown that they felt no sympathy towards all the work that had already been put in and did not care for saving it for archival purposes. All that was left were the copies on other consoles and the videos made online.

But as it turns out, that was enough for some people to start some big projects.

Earlier this month a new remake was released for free on Itch.io, a website used to download and sell indie games online. The remake, titled Unreal PT since it was made within the Unreal engine, is a near perfect recreation of the original teaser with only some things changed in order to make achieving the ending easier. This newest recreation was created by a user called Radius Gordello and took approximately 9 months to create. While this certainly isn’t the first recreation of the game it is the first to try to implement VR compatibility, however it seems to be broken beyond all belief for the moment.

While we will most likely never see what Silent Hills may have been, we can certainly get a good, albeit confusing, look at Kojima and del Toro’s most recent project, Death Stranding. They’ve released plenty of trailers for the game and it looks intense to say the least.

If you have any interest in trying out Unreal PT I’d recommend getting it now as it probably won’t be long before Konami strikes it down. They have the tendency to strike down every fan made recreation as soon as they find out.

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