Remember PT? Free “playable trailer”; was released for PS4 in 2014 to promote the lead Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro The hill is silent The sequel has Norman Reedus. But when that project was canceled in 2015, the demo was removed from the PlayStation Store, even when re-downloaded.
That means the short horror demo is currently playable only on some of the over 1 million PS4 systems downloaded prior to discontinuing its release. Those units were sold for blindingly high prices on eBay because the hard-to-reach demo has achieved a cult classic status among horror game fans.
Prior to the PS5 launch this week, there was some speculation that those stuck demos could be freed from their PS4 prison through a switch to a backwards compatible PS5. However, for now, many stores have confirmed that the game cannot switch from PS4 to PS5; When you try through the system’s App Switch menu, you just get the message “You can’t use this PS4 game or app on the PS5.”
What makes this story even more bizarre is the fact that PT seem is already Transferable and fully playable on previous PS5 in pre-release period. Polygon reported that the game has moved and played well on PS5 since October 24, and GamesRadar reported so on October 27. However, in the days since then, that situation has changed to Block both transfer and play on PS5. Even previously transferred copies are listed as “Playable on PS4” when viewed on the PS5 Library menu.
In a sense, this was not a surprise. For many years now, Konami has tried to cut off access PTand the company has confirmed that the game will not be downloadable on the PS5. However, the reality is PT short-term playability on previous PS5 devices suggests that Konami and Sony had to make a firm decision to limit the availability of games on newer consoles.
It seems PT will only join a handful of other PS4 games that cannot be played on the PS5. And PlayStation games before PS4 cannot be played on the PS5 unless available through PlayStation Now streaming.
For now, if you missed the download opportunity PT Years ago, your best bet could be games designed for PC or in the PS4 game builder. Dreams.