PT Silent Hills
A screenshot from one of PT's plentiful terrifying moments. Konami

PT, the playable teaser released to announce Konami's now-canned Silent Hills game, has been removed from the PlayStation Store. The game went offline on Wednesday 29 April after a few days' notice, allowing fans to download it for posterity.

Silent Hills was a highly anticipated reboot of the famous horror series, not just because of its hugely successful announcement, but because it was going to be overseen by film director Guillermo del Toro and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus was set to star as well, and could be seen in a video sting at the end of PT, but he was the one to confirm earlier this week that rumours of the game's demise were indeed true.

Despite essentially being a big expensive advert for a now-cancelled game, PT was widely celebrated after its release during 2014's Gamescom event in Germany with many (including myself) describing it as one of the scariest games in years.

Konami closing the door on Silent Hills comes after the messy and still unclear situation involving Kojima, who is to leave the company and his Metal Gear franchise after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain this September.

The exact reasons as to why Kojima is leaving aren't yet known, but news of his departure sparked a string of stories including Silent Hills being shut down and Konami delisting itself from the New York Stock Exchange.

Which leaves the gaming world with a big question on its lips: just what the hell is going on over at Konami?