Fan-Made PT For PC Officially Shut Down By Konami
The fan-made PT for PC that arrived earlier this month caught the attention of many gamers. Not only was the recreation beautiful, but it was created by a 17-year-old without a ton of previous experience. That said, it was only a matter of time before Konami stepped in and rained on everyone’s parade.
Qimsar, the one responsible for remaking the cancelled Silent Hills PT, recently updated their post on GameJolt. They started by thanking everyone for all of the support, saying, “Being able to talk to you all with your feedback and very positive remarks have made me a very happy little boy.”
“I got a phone call that I was expecting at about 5:00 A.M. from someone who worked at Konami,” they continued. “He essentially told me that he was very sorry for being the bearer of bad news, but I would have to take down my remake. I was told that he and many other people at Konami saw and really liked my remake, but legit due to legal issues that were out of his or anybody else’s control really, he had to ask me to take down my remake project.”
“I said that I 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.” That’s when things became quite interesting for Qimsar. Once the Konami representative got all of the “legal mumbo-jumbo” out of the way, they were able to be more direct with the fan-made PT creator.
“He told me that my remake was popular (which from the way he spoke, it sounded like it was very popular) around the office,” they said. According to Qimsar, the rep expressed that due to the remake, “Konami had a strong resurgence of a desire to make legitimate games again.” We’ll have to wait and see what the company does with that “resurgence.”
So, what does this mean for the fan-made PT creator? To begin, they will be receiving “meeeerrrrrcchhhh… and some of Konami’s games.” Beyond that, nothing has been made official at this point, but a potential internship at Konami is apparently on the table for Qimsar. As one might imagine, the 17-year-old is rather pleased with the idea.
PT for PC may no longer be available, but we’re excited to see where the dedicated fan goes from here. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you surprised it took this long for Konami to take action against the fan-made PT? Do you believe Qimsar should take the internship with the company, or maybe wait for greener pastures? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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