Apparently Silent Hill P.T. is Playable on Fully Updated PlayStation 5

This week is proving to be a treat for Silent Hill fans, the survival horror series has been dormant for over 8 years, and finally, after one year of intense rumors and anticipation, Konami has officially announced a dedicated Silent Hill live event, ‘Silent Hill Transmission’ scheduled for Wednesday, 19th October at 2:00 PM. PDT. 

Some exciting announcements regarding a new Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: The Short Message, and a Silent Hill 2 remake are expected to be announced along with the future plans of the franchise. Konami has also launched a website that displays a countdown to the main live event. 

The last installment in the franchise was Silent Hill P.T. (Playable Teaser), released in 2014 for PlayStation 4. The game was another masterpiece by Hideo Kojima and Konami (unfortunately, you don’t hear these two names together now). Developed on Fox Engine, the game was on par with its predecessors. P.T’s unique psychological and traumatic elements blended with survival horror made it popular among fans and critics. 

Its ceaselessly looping hallway also has been a source of critical discussion. Undoubtedly, the game was good, but it was released for PlayStation 4, a last-gen console with technological limitations. We got new-gen consoles, but there was no new Silent Hill game which frustrated fans as PlayStation 5 doesn’t let them play P.T. on it due to the restrictions by the manufacturer. 

However, things have taken an interesting turn as Lance McDonald, a well-known hacker and data miner has proved that Silent Hill P.T. is playable on PlayStation 5 ( of course, there’s a catch). He was able to play the game on a fully updated and non-jailbroken PlayStation 5, but it is not that simple. 

He managed to pull this off by transferring a hacked PlayStation 4 emulator from a jailbroken PlayStation 5. Lance McDonald shared his discovery and video proof through a tweet, explaining how he made this possible. He also streamed himself on Twitch while playing the P.T. on PlayStation 5. 

It should be noted that P.T. doesn’t utilize the full potential of PlayStation 5 as it is not a proper game port for the next-gen consoles. It is just a hack to play the game on PS5 without any visual or performance enhancements.

Still, It’s very interesting to see how easily (with some homework) one can bypass the constraints imposed by the manufacturers, whether it’s about Jailbreaking a latest console (PlayStation 5) or playing an ‘unsupported’ game on a specific device. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Farhan Ali
Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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