PT won’t be on the PS5 Store… but likely accessible via external HDD

PT — the playable teaser of the cancelled Silent Hills — cannot be downloaded onto the PS5, publisher Konami has confirmed… but that doesn’t mean you can’t take it with you.

In a report by GamesRadar, Konami has stated that, “the content will not be available on the PS Store, so users won’t be able to re-download the content through the backwards compatibility feature to the PS5.”

To be honest, the report’s a bit of a no-brainer as PT was removed from the PlayStation Store back in 2015. Those who didn’t download it before that time aren’t able to download it to their PS4s at present.

That said, Konami’s statement doesn’t address those who currently are in possession of the game on PS4 alongside the confirmation that the PS5 will support backwards compatible PS4 games via external HDD. If you have the game, move it onto an external hard drive before you do away with your console, eh?

Related: Get ready for PS5: How to transfer PS4 games to external HDD

It’s important to keep in note that PT hasn’t been confirmed as backwards compatible — but then again, it hasn’t been confirmed as incompatible either — so we might have to wait until 12 November to see if the thing actually plays.

The PS5 heads to store shelves from 12 November. We’ve asked Sony for comment on backwards compatibility support for PT.

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