Apparently, Silent Hill PT is playable on PlayStation 5
This week is proving to be a treat for Silent Height fans, the survival horror series has been dormant for a while 8 years, and finally, after a year of intense rumors and expectations, My wife has officially announced a dedicated Silent Hill live event, “Silent Hill Transmission” scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 on 14:00. PDT.
In your restless dreams, do you see that city?
The latest updates for the SILENT HILL series will be revealed during the #SILENT Broadcast Wednesday 19 October at 2 p.m. PDThttps://t.co/8Knoq9xYsa
— Silent Hill Official (@SilentHill) 16 October 2022
Some exciting announcements regarding a new Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: The Short Message, and a Silent Hill 2 remake is expected to be announced along with future plans for the franchise. Konami has also launched a website showing a countdown to the main event.
The last installment in the franchise was Silent Hill PT (playable teaser), let in 2014 to Playstation 4. The game was another masterpiece 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 mixed with survival horror made it popular with fans and critics.
The incessant looping gait has also been a source of critical discussion. Undoubtedly, the game was good, but it was released for the PlayStation 4, a last-generation console with technological limitations. We got new generation consoles, but there was no new Silent Hill game to frustrate fans PlayStation 5 won’t let them play PT on it due to the restrictions from the manufacturer.
However, things have taken an interesting turn as Lance McDonald, a well-known hacker and data miner has proven that Silent Hill PT can be played on PlayStation 5 (of course there is a catch). He was able to play the game on a fully updated and non-jailbroken PlayStation 5, but it’s not that easy.
hahahahhHAHHAHA I got PT working on a fully updated, non-jailbroken PlayStation 5! Eat shit, Konami! This console has never been jailbroken, I was able to transfer a hacked PS4 emulator from another jailbroken PS5 using USB backup to unlock the game on my main PS5! pic.twitter.com/fDTklXVg1n
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) 17 October 2022
He managed to achieve this by transferring a hacked PlayStation 4 emulator from a Jailbroken PlayStation 5. Lance McDonald shared his discovery and video evidence through a tweet, explaining how he made this possible. He streamed himself on Jerk while playing PT on PlayStation 5.
It should be noted that PT does not utilize the full potential of the PlayStation 5, as it is not a proper game port for next-gen consoles. It’s just a hack to play the game on PS5 without any visual or performance improvements.
Nevertheless, it is very interesting to see how easily (with some homework) one can bypass the restrictions imposed by the manufacturers, whether it is to Jailbreak a latest console (PlayStation 5) or to play an “unsupported” game on a certain device . Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.