In P.T. players are trapped in an unassuming home, forced to make laps around the same hallway over and over again. After a while, players can gain access to another part of the hallway, the bathroom. As McDonald explains in his YouTube video, there are two “states” the bathroom can be found in, a version where the bathtub is partially filled with water, and a version where the bathtub is empty.
By digging into P.T.’s inner workings, McDonald discovered a third version of the bathroom, and it’s intense. “A third state exists for the bathtub, which is loaded into memory, but never displayed,” McDonald says. “This only exists in the normal hallway bathroom not in the later maze areas where you might consider it to fit in more thematically.”
McDonald then reveals in their YouTube video a version of the bathtub that’s full of water and has Lisa’s decapitated corpse in it. Here are some screen captures of the hidden bathtub state McDonald discovered.
This version of the bathtub is genuinely terrifying and very surprising. McDonald theorizes that this scene may have factored into the original version of P.T. but may have been cut for content. Either way, there’s a chance P.T. could have been even more terrifying.
P.T. is an interactive teaser Kojima released in 2014 to hype his now-canceled Silent Hills horror game. Kojima and several of his P.T. collaborators later went on to make Death Stranding together. But Lance McDonald continues to dig into P.T. years later to uncover secrets like how Lisa is actually always following the player.
McDonald says they have even more secrets to share on their Twitter account, so if you’re interested in those consider checking there.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter.