Kojima Productions’ playable teaser for Silent Hills, the PlayStation 4 horror game known as P.T., is being removed from the PlayStation Store next week on April 29, according to a notice on the game’s official website.
Konami posted the following warning, spotted by a member of the Metal Gear Solid subreddit, sometime this week:
The distribution period of “P.T. (Playable Teaser)” on PlayStation Store will expire on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
P.T. was announced at Gamescom last year as “the world’s first interactive teaser.” The free PS4 title was released shortly after its announcement, and players quickly discovered it was actually a teaser for a new Silent Hill game in development at Kojima Productions. The teaser also revealed that director Guillermo del Toro and The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus were attached to the project.
After the reveal, Kojima talked about his goals for Silent Hills, saying he wanted to make a game that would make players “shit [their] pants.”
The impending removal of P.T. from the PlayStation Store and the state of Kojima Productions raises questions about the future of Silent Hills. Last month, Konami removed Hideo Kojima’s name and Kojima Productions’ logo from its Metal Gear Solid websites, Twitter accounts and marketing materials, leading to reports that Kojima was leaving the company. Kojima Productions’ logo was also removed from the P.T./Silent Hills website.
In a statement following the removal of Kojima Productions branding, Kojima said he is “100 percent involved and will continue working on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain,” which is scheduled for release on Sept. 1. Kojima did not comment on his ongoing involvement with Silent Hills.
We’ve reached out to Konami to ask about P.T.‘s removal from PSN and what it means for Silent Hills.