Due to the falling out between Konami and Hideo Kojima, Silent Hills was prematurely scrapped. To make matters worse, Konami even went as far as removing the game’s “playable teaser” from the PlayStation Network Store. Unfortunately, those who didn’t keep PT safely stored in their PS4 hard drive would be denied a chance to play the game again if they had deleted it. At least, that was the case. Thanks to a new method discovered by Wololo.net, players can now re-download the game if they’re willing to put in a little effort.
In order to make this work, you’re going to set up your PS4 to use your PC as a proxy. To do that you’ll need to download a program called SUWI. While you’re installing SUWI, leave all of the options ticked. Make sure to download an IP checker so that you can write down your IP address.
On your PS4, go to settings, then network, then set up internet connection. Choose custom setup and select the right network. After that, hit automatic for IP address settings, do not specify for DHCP host name, select automatic for DNS settings, automatic for MTU settings, then hit use for proxy server. After all of that, enter your IP address and make sure to set your port number to 808. Hit next to complete the setup. Then go into your PS4 game library, find PT, and set it to download. Note that this method only works if you had previously downloaded PT. If you never had the game on your hard drive then you are out of luck.
To find out more about the technical side of how this all works, make sure to check out Wololo.net’s detailed guide. Below, check out Eurogamer’s video walkthrough on how to get it all set up.