According to Destructoid, Konami has just made the “Silent Hills” playable teaser (also known as “PT”) unplayable with the PlayStation 5. Previously, the demo was transferable to the PlayStation 5’s SSD as with all other PlayStation 4 titles. However, a recent report from Polygon has revealed that the functionality for “PT” has been removed. Sony claims that this decision falls squarely on Konami’s shoulders.
This lack of regard for gaming history by a big publisher isn’t uncommon by any means, but it does illustrate a problem that this medium has and that the industry seems to have no interest in addressing. Like films, books, television shows, and any other medium, video games are in danger of being lost to time forever.