Simon “Qimsar” Cromwell wanted to recreate P.T. Demo for PC in the form of P.T. For PC. He managed to create a running version of the game at version 0.9, just one big compile away from the coveted v1.0, but Konami stepped in and shut down the fan remake.
GamesRadar is reporting that Cromwell’s attempt to revive Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s P.T. Demo was a futile effort. On July 13th, 2018 Cromwell made a post over on GameJolt informing the gaming audience that his Unreal Engine 4 remake of the P.T. Demo has to cease and desist.
“I have some really good news and really bad news. I got a phone call that I was expecting at about 5:00 A.M. from someone who worked at Konami. He essentially told me that he was very sorry for being the bearer of bad news, but I would have to take down my remake. I was told that he and many other people at Konami saw and really liked my remake, but legit due to legal issues that were out of his or anybody else’s control really, he had to ask me to take down my remake project. I said that I would be willing to do so, and from there, the conversation went from really bad for me to, in my personal opinion (I’m sure you all will have differing opinions), really really good.”
Konami originally pulled the P.T. Demo from the PlayStation store shortly after firing Hideo Kojima. They also prevented people from sharing the demo by any means necessary.
I don’t know how true the next part is, but Cromwell stated that his remake inspired Konami to get back into making real games instead of just making pachinko gambling machines, and that the P.T. For PC demo was very popular around the Konami offices.
The long-winded post also highlights that Cromwell was given some free merch for his efforts, along with an opportunity to take up an internship at Konami…
“It hasn’t been made super official or anything, but a freakin’ internship for me with Konami in which I would do stuff with Konami US, EU, and Japan. Internships tend to turn into jobs fairly often and for a 17-year old who isn’t even a senior in high school just yet, to get this for the very first game project that he’s ever worked on with 6 hours of prior UE4 experience (and a fair amount of Unity experience (35 hours give or take) but that’s irrelevant :P), that’s pretty good.”
While Cromwell’s cumshaw bodes an omen well for his future, the downside is that P.T. For PC is dead. No more updates, no more downloads, no more P.T. For PC.
If you already downloaded it then you can keep playing it, but it’s about as alive at this point as the sanity and creativity at BioWare.
On the not-so up and up, you can still take some miniscule pleasure in watching other people play the demo in case you missed it, such as YouTuber Nameless Dread.
Now feel free to weep into cupped hands; dread your future thoughts for the horror game you’ll never get, and curse whispers into the ear of darkness while dream unpleasant dreams of Konami being Konami.
FUCK KONAMI https://t.co/YRl5uXQlO6
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 2, 2016