I don’t know if it’s Sony’s or Konami’s fault, but it doesn’t matter. The cult game PT is compatible with PS5, but after a system update from Sony, prior to the launch of the game console, it is no longer playable. When trying to play it, a message explains that the horror game is not supported.
PT is a PlayStation exclusive horror video game that was conceived as a demo of Silent Hills, a video game developed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. This title was canceled shortly after Hideo Kojima’s firing, prompting Konami to remove PT from the PlayStation game store. But those who had downloaded it in its day, could continue playing it normally.
Although the game could be copied from a PS4 and worked perfectly on PS5, an update has blocked Konami’s horror game on the next generation console.
With the arrival of the new generation, one of the doubts that many fans had was that, since PS5 is compatible with PS4 video games, if PT would also be compatible with PS5. And the answer is yes: the game is compatible with PS5, but it cannot be played because it has been blocked on purpose.
This shows that there are video games that, although they are perfectly backward compatible on PlayStation 5, can be remotely blocked by Sony or the company responsible for the game so as not to work.
In this way, PT will continue to be considered a unique and almost mythical game, insofar as it cannot be downloaded again and is only available on those game consoles that once could download it and did not delete it.
Many players have recreated versions of PT on the computer, using different development tools, to the point of being practically indistinguishable from the original.