Legendary Horror Game 'P.T.' Has Been Remade For PC By A Fan
A 17-year-old game developer has created a full PC remake of the legendary PS4 horror game P.T., putting the rest of us to shame. After all, most of us frittered our youth away drinking sneaky tinnies in parks and figuring out how kissing works. Who knew teenagers could be so productive?
The young developer, who goes by the Reddit username Qimsar, says it took around 140 hours of work to remake P.T. for PC, and that the process had forced them to 'learn how to do a ton of things'. They also questioned whether their young age added to their 'street cred', which it absolutely does.
P.T. mysteriously appeared as a free download on the PlayStation Network store in August 2014 and soon gained a reputation for being ridiculously, pants-wettingly scary.
The end of the game revealed that it had been a 'playable teaser' for Silent Hills, a potential new reboot of the classic survival horror game Silent Hill. The project was being directed by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, with Walking Dead star Norman Reedus set to play the lead character.
The project sounded too good to be true, and in the end it was. Kojima parted ways bitterly with Metal Gear publisher Konami in 2015 after finishing Metal Gear Solid V, and Silent Hills was cancelled.
Konami even went so far as to remove P.T. from the PSN store, meaning that there are loads of gamers out there who have never got the chance to play it. Playable copies of P.T. were once so sought-after that you could even find a few PS4s with the game installed available for sale on eBay.
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Even though Silent Hills was cancelled, P.T. had a big influence on the games industry. Resident Evil 7 took a lot of inspiration from the game, adopting its first person viewpoint, and Kojima, del Toro and Reedus are all working together again on the upcoming PS4 game Death Stranding.
Fans have tried to recreate P.T. in the past, and there's even been a Minecraft version. But Qimsar's project seems to be the first complete, fully-realised remake of the game to be released.
As with any other fan-made project that uses a company's intellectual property, Qimsar could potentially be served with a takedown notice. They've already thought of that, though, and have offered to 'personally upload the game to each individual person who wants it' if the game is forced off the Internet. Well, there you go.
You can find out more about the P.T. remake and download it for yourself on his Game Jolt page.
Words by Tom Blagden
Featured Image Credit: Konami