P.T. Easter Egg Discovered in Metal Gear Solid 5

Cancelled Silent Hills project not forgotten by Kojima Productions.

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The chilling radio report in Konami's horror experiment P.T. has been discovered in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Inside a tent at the Ngumba Industrial Zone, which is located at the Angola-Zaire Border, a cassette player can be found, which if activated will play the same news report that perpetually looped in P.T.

The radio news announcer's voice--this time not distorted--and the unnerving report of a domestic murder that he reads aloud, was an inescapable feature in P.T., with details of the crime repeated like a chant throughout the game.

Arekkz Gaming, a YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers, appears to be among the first to have made the discovery. A video below explains in more detail what players encounter if they search for the cassette player.

This does not mark the first reference to P.T. in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. A year ago it was discovered that the horror game's iconic ghost, Lisa, could be deployed as an inflatable decoy.

P.T. launched on PlayStation 4 in August 2014. It was a free game demo that, when completed, revealed a world-premiere trailer for Silent Hills, which at the time was a new project in development at Kojima Productions.

However, Konami elected to cancel the Silent Hills project. In the aftermath, it also removed P.T. from Sony's servers. These events came in the wake of a well-known fallout between Kojima Productions and Konami.

In March, GameSpot revealed that Kojima is expected to leave Konami shortly after the release of Metal Gear Solid V, due to a relationship breakdown with his employer Konami. It is not clear how the situation has evolved since.

Peter Moore, an executive at Electronic Arts, expects Kojima and Konami will "kiss and make up."

Further Reading: In Memory of the Unbearable Enigma, P.T.

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kojima should have simply snuck in PT into the game.

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**** you konami for destroying the only enjoyable horror game.

**** those pathetic until dawn and zombie trash games

And walking simulators in dark rooms

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wow amazing! I'm going to buy this game just for this! ¬¬

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the lack of silent hills really pissed me off. so **** konami and **** metal gear, not giving them any money. Still atleast soma is due out this year, i want a new dead space. I know some butthurt metal gear fans are gunna cry at me like my decision is stupid but after all is said and done i spend all my gaming time smashing heads on hardline, i cba with anything else unless it's dark fun HORROR.

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@Gankstar_VX84: You don't support MGS V for Konami. You do it for Kojima

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@flaw600 true, but kojima is an employee that works for a salary, chances are all the money he and his incredible team will ever get from mgs v, they already got. they've turned a scripted story heavy action drama into a american style open world action borefest with a filler storyline. Im quite happy to skip and wait for soma.

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@Gankstar_VX84: yeah no they really didn't but ok enjoy your various battlefield games anxty teen

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@camerons14: He isn't wrong. The game is HIGHLY overrated. Its good but it's nothing spectacular. Witcher 3 is better and more wonderful to look at as well. MGS V all you do is missions going to outposts kill a few guys, get some materials and repeat.

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Wait, who gets the CREDIT for making MGS5 again? Maybe they should tell you in the game?

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I'm glad I've got P.T on my PS4! Might just grab another PS4 and box the other PS4 with P.T coz no doubt that's going to be worth something in the future

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@letsgame82: You can't get pt anymore even if you have it downloaded, you can't go to download it on the store page so you only have the one unless it gets undownloaded.

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@letsgame82: Yeah your entire account, or that only single ps4 that you sell being primary to your account, if you still wanna use your psn account. So yeah, do some research.

Or let peeps one at a time register their psvita to your ps4 via internet, play the pt through that, and then it's next ones turn.

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@maitkarro: I never thought of that but either way I will gladly play it years from now and show some young gamers the works of a genius and celebrate Kojima when he's no longer making games :D

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@letsgame82: Keeping my copy as well on ps4, won't ever play myself, but will others play it through my psvita in my workplace, and enjoy the scarefest.

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@letsgame82: They would have to sign in online with your PSN account to play PT.

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@RossRichard: Thank you fellow gamer, I wasn't aware but still a nice game to have for myself and scare the future generation of gamers.

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@letsgame82: Yeah, but the sad fact is that when PS4 can't connect online anymore, this game might be lost. I say might because I have faith the hacking community will find a way to preserve this game. Sad when hackers and game pirates have to preserve games because the publishers won't.

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@RossRichard: Why? It's already on your HD. No online needed.

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@flaw600: It's tied to your PSN account. Take your PS4 offline and try to play it.

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The wound is still fresh and this only opened the stitches.

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I just want to see it made and nothing else.

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I want mgs creator owns rights to his games

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I just want that horror game made... all that potential wasted down the drain.

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Konami will probably patch it out now.

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@DrunkenPunk800: Damn dude. I lol'd but that is cold

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@DrunkenPunk800: LOL.

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What's with all these MGV articles? This is the kind of crap that gets this website accuse of being pro-Sony, I didn't see this for Splatoon. And yes, I know MGSV is on Xbone, but the PSWhore version is the primary version.

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@punchdude453: lol nice troll.

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@punchdude453: Konami buys advertising, Gamespot covers their game. Business 101.

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@punchdude453: How dare they cover the more popular game more!

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@nothingformoney: How dare they cover the better game more!

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@punchdude453: I'm not pro-anything, but shittoon is shit, objectively.

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@punchdude453 said:

What's with all these MGV articles? This is the kind of crap that gets this website accuse of being pro-Sony, I didn't see this for Splatoon. And yes, I know MGSV is on Xbone, but the PSWhore version is the primary version.

are you serious??? MGS V is on PS4, Xbone, and PC. Shitoon is only on Wii U. So what youre really mad at is they are not always pro nintendo even though though they give good scores to nintendo games too and have nintendo articles... What a fanboy...

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@punchdude453 said:

What's with all these MGV articles? This is the kind of crap that gets this website accuse of being pro-Sony, I didn't see this for Splatoon. And yes, I know MGSV is on Xbone, but the PSWhore version is the primary version.

AAAAAAARRRGH, ME TOYS DONT GET ATTENTION BY GAMESPOT!! AAAAHHH , ME SO ANGREEEEEEEEEEEEEH!, ANGREEEEEEEYYYYH. GAMESPOT SO PRO SONEEEEEEEEEEEEH, ME DONT LIKE IIIIIIT. ME SO JEALOOOOOOOUSSSSS! ME XBOX 900P RARELY GET ARTICLE!!!

XD

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@punchdude453: The game just came out. You might as well tune out all gaming in social media as well, because this is going to be discussed a LOT. The same thing is guaranteed to occur once Fallout 4 comes out. Get over yourself.

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@punchdude453: MGV is popular and people want to hear about it. It's been a long time coming so let them have their time in the spotlight.

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Lol at the idiots who say Splatoon is shit but never actually played it.

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@punchdude453: Settle down. There isn't that much to talk about with Splatoon and they have covered quite a bit for the little content there is. What more can you say about it. Splatoon is a new IP for starters, MG has been around for a long time and has a massive cult following.

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@punchdude453: Are you an idiot?

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@aftershave219: He must be Gamespots PR guy since he's all concerned about how this site is perceived. You're probably right though. Just an idiot.