P.T. was a standalone teaser that nonetheless became a horror game classic in its own right. And while we all lament what could have been, a new discovery from a camera-hacking player shows that it can still deliver the chills, years later.
Posted to Twitter, it can feel like Lisa-P.T.'s ambient specter-is right behind you. Turns out, as Lance McDonald found, that's actually pretty true. By forcibly turning the camera to see what is behind the player, you can see Lisa directly behind you.
In P.T., it's common to hear noises as if Lisa is right behind you, or see weird shadows moving around in front of you, but when you turn around, there's nothing there. I hacked the game to allow the player to see behind them without actually turning around and... pic.twitter.com/bj1P0ymIZ6- Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) September 9, 2019
This is great, because I've found that sleep and a sense of security is overrated nowadays. In a second update from McDonald, you can see the shadow of Lisa as you pass by certain lights in the first hallway. He then drops the camera out from the player perspective, to show what it looks like as Lisa haunts the player perspective up and down the hallway.
She actually attaches to the player's back as soon as you get the flashlight, here, I demonstrate how you can see some strange shadows. I then lock the camera in place and walk forward, showing how she's always there... following you... pic.twitter.com/zarhwjNmZz- Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) September 9, 2019
Thanks, I hate it. But it's good to know that years later, P.T. still has surprises. For a game that's been remade dozens of times over at this point, the "playable teaser" has lived on in infamy. This is in no small part due to Konami's insistence on removing the game, quickly elevating it to cult status. We may never get Silent Hills, but even just P.T. alone feels like the perfect project that keeps on giving.