We continue to see new Silent Hills release details emerge in the weeks after its cancellation and today, we take a look at the most important things PS4 owners and fans of the Silent Hill series need to know about the Silent Hills release going forward.
The Silent Hill series dates back to 1999. It was then that the first version of Silent Hill was released for Sony’s original PlayStation. Since then, we’ve seen Konami and its partners release seven other versions of the game including Silent Hill: Downpour for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. That game was released in 2010.
Fans of the series have been anxious for a Silent Hill release for current-generation consoles and at point point it appeared that Konami would satisfy the horror series’ vast fan base.
In 2014, Konami confirmed plans to bring a new Silent Hill game to the PlayStation 4. The game, dubbed Silent Hills, was to be a collaboration between Hideo Kojima (creator of the Metal Gear Series of games) and well-known Hollywood director Guillermo Del Toro. The game would feature Norman Reedus as the protagonist. Reedus is best known for his work in The Walking Dead and Boondock Saints.
Silent Hills got off to a fast start. Konami released a playable teaser dubbed P.T. (or Playable Teaser) that was available on the PSN Store for the PlayStation 4. All appeared to be well until this past April when things started to fall apart. In late April, Konami confirmed Silent Hills had been cancelled.
Since then, we’ve seen a few details emerge and today we want to take a look at five things fans of the Silent Hills series and casual gamers discovering the title for the first time need to know about the Silent Hills release and Konami’s plans for the future.
You Can No Longer Download Silent Hills P.T.
Silent Hills the game is dead though its spirit lives on thanks to the P.T. teaser that Konami released for PlayStation 4 last year. Unfortunately, the only way to access that spirit is if you downloaded the playable teaser before it was pulled from the PlayStation Store.
When Konami announced that it was pulling the plug on Silent Hills back in April, it also pulled the plug on P.T. removing it from the PlayStation Store. Those who downloaded the teaser before it was pulled can still play it but there's no way for new users to acquire the game.
If that wasn't enough, it appears that eBay is continuing its crusade against those who are trying to sell PS4 units with P.T. installed. eBay began removing listings in early May and we haven't been able to find any new ones during our recent searches.
Obviously, there are probably some ways to acquire a PS4 console with the playable demo installed though we suspect that you'll have to shell out quite a bit of money for the privledge. You're better off finding a friend or a mutual acquaitance with the teaser installed.
There's been a ton of outrage about Konami's decision but at this point, it doesn't look like P.T. is coming back any time soon.