Following the news that Konami is pulling the Silent Hills demo, P.T., from the PlayStation Store today (29th April), is seems that some canny/cynical gamers are using the opportunity to earn some dough, with a couple of listings turning up on eBay offering a PlayStation 4 console with P.T. installed, with ‘Buy it now’ prices of £1,000.
P.T. may well be the last remaining relic of the eagerly awaited Silent Hill reboot, Silent Hills, which was to be co-helmed by Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro and video game auteur Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and was due to star The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. After Kojima’s mysterious feud with Konami, the game was thought to be under threat since, while the Silent Hill intellectual property is owned by Konami, the game’s Fox engine belongs to Kojima. Sadly, the game’s termination was confirmed by both Del Toro and Reedus over the weekend.
The well-received P.T. – despite being a demo, it garnered over a million downloads – now stands as an artefact of a potential classic, an idea that the two eBay sellers seem to be banking on. The two listings can be found here: 1 and 2.
During the writing of this article, a third PS4 with P.T. popped up on eBay, this time a regular auction, starting at £650.
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Image courtesy of Silent Hill France.