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P.T. unplayable on PS5 confirmed, not even via direct PS4 HDD transfer

Silent Hills aka P.T. will live and die exclusively on the PlayStation 4, and can't be played on the next-gen PS5 console at all.

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Published Fri, Nov 6 2020 1:32 PM CST

P.T. is now forever locked to the PS4 and can't be played on the PS5.

P.T. unplayable on PS5 confirmed, not even via direct PS4 HDD transfer 45 | TweakTown.com

Konami has made the decision to block P.T. on PS5, despite the demo previously being able to run on the next-gen console. P.T. was apparently playable in early press kits as of late October before Konami asked Sony to block the game. The game can be transferred to the PS5's HDD, and is recognizable on an external HDD, but it can't be launched on the PS5.

P.T. might be restricted on an account level, and it simply can't boot on a PS5. Users report that P.T. wasn't updated and neither was the firmware, hinting Sony manually adjusted game privileges on an PSN level.

Just last month Konami confirmed P.T. wouldn't be on the PS Store when the PS5 released, but didn't explicitly say the title wouldn't be playable on the PS5. Konami had removed P.T. years ago, but anyone who had already downloaded the demo could still keep and play it.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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