Lance McDonalda well-known video game modder, has posted on Twitter that he has found a method to get PT to an unmodified PS5. His video shows the game running on a standard PS5, which is the first instance of this happening as far as we know, at least since shortly after the console’s launch.
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/fDTklXVg1n17 October 2022
PT was actually accidentally playable on PS5 a short while before it was pulled, but Konami stated that it would never be backwards compatible. That is, until this solution was discovered.
But if you want to get PT running on your PS5, it’s a bit more complicated than just downloading the app, and you’ll require a new, modded PS5, which let’s be real, you probably don’t have lying around. For this to work, you need a “jailbroken” PS5.
Jailbreaking refers to modifying a console to bypass restrictions placed on it by a manufacturer. On the PS5, this system allows the installation of software and features that go beyond what Sony intended. This is the part where we should say, jailbreaking your system is not a good idea as it will get you banned on PSN, and can potentially cause your system to break completely.
But if you’re just curious how this works, you’ll need access to PT on your account so you can download the teaser on your jailbroken PS5, back up the game to a USB, and then take that USB to your unmodified PS5 to install it. It’s a simplification of the method, and for anyone who doesn’t mess around with their consoles’ software to modify it, it’s not something you’re going to be able to do.
It’s a shame, too, as PT has become one of the most elusive modern video games. It was released back in 2014, and after some puzzle-solving, it was discovered to be a teaser for a now-cancelled Hideo Kojima directorial Silent Hills. That game never came out after Konami had a messy split with Kojima, and eventually the publisher pulled the game, making it impossible to access unless you already had it on PS4.
But with the announcements that Konami is hosting a Silent Hill exhibition this week, could it possibly suggest that it may one day make PT downloadable again? While it’s a nice thought, without the full return of the Silent Hills game, it seems unlikely, which makes preservation efforts like this very important.
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