Konami Takes Down P.T. Remake, Offers Its Creator An Internship


A 17 year-old game creator, who goes by the name Qimsar, released an impressive P.T. remake on the PC platform, but was quickly shut down by Konami in the best way possible. 

According to Qimsar (via Games Radar), Konami contacted him by phone and personally asked him to take down the P.T. remake.

“I got a phone call that I was expecting at about 5 am from someone who worked at Konami,” said Qimsar. The Konami representative then told Qimsar "that he and many other people at Konami saw and really liked my remake," but due to legal issues asked him to take down his remake project. Qimsar said he 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 offered him an internship, and is planning to send some merchandise his way.  "I’m personally surprised that Konami acted this way, I was really scared that they would just hit me up with a C&D and that would be it but nah, they politely called me to take it down and they’re giving me a freaking internship - dude what even is that?" says Qimsar. 

The company could have simply sent the cease and desist request and end it there, but they went for that extra mile and gave the young creator an opportunity. The P.T remake is uploaded in Gamejolt, and based on the gameplay footage, which you can watch below, it's clear why Konami offered the internship. 

Qimsar said he has invested around 180 hours to bring this classic demo to the PC platform. 

For those unfamiliar, P.T was an interactive demo for Hideo Kojima's cancelled horror game Silent Hills. Released as promotional software on the PlayStation Network for PS4, players who successfully completed the demo was rewarded with a small teaser revealing the game's title and the game's protagonist.

Although the demo grew in popularity months after release, Konami eventually pulled the plug on Kojima's project for reasons that remain unknown to this day.