Hideo Kojima has gained a reputation for mischief over the years for using Twitter for his personal amusement. True to his usual form, he is now back at it again, this time teasing his fans with one of his most confusing tweets yet.
In a recent Twitter post, the 59-year-old game designer ingeniously alluded to P.T., the acclaimed PS4psychological horror game, using the abbreviation "PT" from Yorgos Lanthimos' upcoming surrealist film, Poor Things.
As expected, avid followers well-versed in Kojima's penchant for chaos swiftly caught on to the joke. However, for the unfortunate few unacquainted with his mischievous nature, all we can say is that they will be waiting for a full P.T. game for a long, long time.
Released in 2014, P.T. (Playable Teaser) was developed by Kojima Productions, under the pseudonym "7780s Studio", and published by Konami. This interactive teaser served as a tantalizing glimpse into the ill-fated Silent Hill game, which was intended to be the ninth main installment in the Silent Hill series. Development efforts, led by the collaborative vision of Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, spanned from 2012 until the game's unfortunate cancellation in 2015.
In the aftermath of this decision, Konami removed the game from the PlayStation Store, preventing any possibility of reinstalling it. Consequently, this move drew criticism from fans, with certain dedicated enthusiasts of the game taking it upon themselves to embark on the development of remakes for PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.
In 2015, owing to the deteriorating relationship with Konami, Kojima made the decision to sever ties and establish Kojima Productions as an independent studio. Despite Kojima and Del Toro's eventual collaboration on the action game Death Stranding in 2019, fans have remained hopeful for Kojima's envisioned rendition of Silent Hill. Nevertheless, the Japanese auteur has made it explicitly clear that his version of Silent Hill will never come to fruition.
At the very least, fans can take comfort in the anticipation of Death Stranding 2, which was announced at The Game Awards 2022. The sequel promises the return of familiar faces, as Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, and Troy Baker reprise their roles, while also welcoming new additions to the cast in the form of Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna.
Speaking of Silent Hill, Bloober Team recently provided an update to fans regarding the progress of the highly anticipated survival horror game. As per the Polish video game developer, Silent Hill 2 is rapidly advancing towards the final stages of development, which raises the possibility of an early release of the game.