The person responsible for placing PT onto the Sony storefront – in addition to having to take it again off once more – has spoken about the scenario for the first time.
Pearl Lai, who was Konami’s first-celebration lead at the time, took to Twitter to speak candidly – and diplomatically – about the time the free-to-play Silent Hills teaser was controversially pulled from the Sony store eight years in the past yesterday (twelfth August).
“Enjoyable reality: since I used to be the first-celebration lead at the time at Konami, I helped get this product arrange on the storefronts, faux writer and all the pieces,” they tweeted (thanks, VGC).
“And I used to be the one who needed to name Sony and ask them to take it down and block redownloads. That was an excellent enjoyable dialog.”
When requested if it had been an “awkward” u-flip, Lai added: “Awkward is correct! We might already gone by way of lots to get it arrange, acquired lots of operational exceptions. After which so as to add the request to dam redownload? Extra engineering workarounds. It was thrilling to see individuals hype about it and see the work repay! However in a means additionally not.”
A commenter who works at Sony added: “I keep in mind these instances. Pearl was at all times staying late to work on these initiatives. I additionally keep in mind how we had been baffled the way it was solved in a day when Kojima anticipated months.”
Lai additionally talked sympathetically about the have an effect on the elimination had on Sony and Konami customer support representatives, who she mentioned “already had a tricky time because it was”.
Eight years on, and the curiosity in PT and Silent Hills is as robust as its ever been. Bloober, the developer behind the Blair Witch video games and The Medium, struck a cope with Silent Hill writer Konami final 12 months. Ever since, rumours it is engaged on a brand new Silent Hill sport have been swirling, and even alleged idea artwork has leaked from a supposed Silent Hill sport that could be set in Britain.
Numskull just lately unveiled a brand new vary of Silent Hill collectables, kicking off with the Bubble Head Nurse and what seems suspiciously like Silent Hill 3’s Heather…