A prominent member of the P.T community has unveiled that the player character in the cult horror game is actually Norman Reedus.
Renowned Soulsborne and P.T. hacker Lance McDonald tweeted a short video showing the result of his latest camera hack in Hideo Kojima’s short horror game P.T., which clearly shows the playable character in P.T.. Turns out you were Norman Reedus the whole time.
The video shows the reflection of the playable character in a mirror inside the game environment. You can quite clearly see that it’s the Walking Dead actor and star of Kojima’s latest game Death Stranding.
McDonald explained to IGN over email why this information wasn’t known beforehand and how he managed to uncover it.
Just to put any uncertainty finally to rest after all this time, yes, the guy you play as in P.T. is the same guy we see in the ending cinematic. Not that there any real doubt, but yeah, it’s Norman Reedus the whole time. pic.twitter.com/PXh5svLRSi
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) December 12, 2019
“You usually can’t see his face because the mirror is covered in filth specifically to obscure it,” McDonald says. “I moved the camera down to a little above chest height to get a clear look at one of the cleaner parts of the mirror.”
This discovery isn’t a huge surprise as Norman Reedus has long been known to be the actor lined up to star in Kojima’s vaporware horror game Silent Hills. Reedus even appears in a cinematic that plays when you get to the end of P.T. Still, it wasn’t known if his likeness had been captured for the short game.
While Silent Hills was cancelled, Reedus went on to star in Death Stranding, which is Kojima’s first game with the new studio he started up, Kojima Productions. Kojima was going to collaborate with film director Guillermo Del Toro on Silent Hills but ended up getting his likeness in Death Stranding instead as the character Deadman.
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