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Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.10Sep 15, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Improved VR target priority Improved VR grab performance, accuracy and reliability To fix a UI bug, the VR journal is now bright when grabbed Further optimisations to Sunny Meadows Changed the rendering path back to Forward from Forward+ due to graphical issues Optimised Maple Campsite Optimised VR cpu usage across all maps {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png You can now close tent doors again You can no longer exploit custom difficulty multipliers by not applying it You will now drain sanity when the fuse box is off when the room light is turned on Player cards and scrollable areas will now look correct in the journal in VR The ghost can now kill you near the front door of High School The ghost can no longer move outside of the playable area in Woodwind Obake will now correctly make footstep sounds during hunts UV Light T1 will no longer roll around on the floor infinitely The VR teleport movement distance circles are visible again The VR highlight reticule is now visible again Sunny Meadows wheelchair sounds now show on parabolic microphones You can no longer teleport through walls in VR with teleport movement You will no longer drop your held items in VR if another VR player drops their Journal The cost of UV Light T1 is now correctly $35 to match the other tiers If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Phasmophobia is far from the same game you played in 2020, and now is the perfect time to get back into itSep 12, 2023 - PC GamerFor the past few weeks, I've been playing Phasmophobia with my pals almost every single night. No no, don't panic, you haven't somehow time-travelled three years back to 2020. It really is 2023, and I'm totally in love with Kinetic Games' indie ghosthunting hit once more... Read more.Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.9Sep 6, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Removed the 100% initialising text once VR has finished loading to allow for a smoother loading transition Improved VR distance grab Lowered the number of photos needed for the 3 star footstep weekly task Increased VR players grab distance by 50%. This does not affect teleport grab The sanity system has been replaced to increase cpu performance. Sanity is no longer based on the light around you and will now stop draining if the main room light is on Large rooms with a lot of dark areas (e.g. Sunny Meadows Hallways) will now drain at 80% of the sanity drain rate if the room light is on {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png Very significant CPU performance optimisations, especially in VR You can now grab the Spirit Box T1 much easier in VR Incense T3 now falls to the ground when dropped in VR VR player’s vision will now fade in and out when loading to join or create a lobby VR players can no longer toggle night vision goggles while holding them The T2 Ghost Writing Book’s left-hand grab position is now correct Tarot cards are now grabbable on PC after a VR player has used one VR and PC players can no longer grab VR players’ items off their head VR and PC players can no longer use VR players’ items on their head or belt Obake footsteps can now be heard correctly during hunts The Mare long roam trait will now work in prison cell blocks Weekly Tasks will no longer be able to randomly choose training as a location requirement VR players can no longer place Tripods on their belt The Voodoo Doll is now floppy again! DOTS 1 now has the keyword in the shop VR equipment highlights in the truck are now all correct Removed depth of field and chromatic aberration from VR night vision goggle post processing When a VR player puts head gear on, PC players will no longer see it or grab it at their feet Map floor selector buttons should now work properly when selecting them in VR Disturbed salt photos should not get in the way of other photos as much You will no longer override night vision goggle post-processing settings when hitting apply in the journal, with the effect enabled Swapping inventory items while placing an item then swapping back to it again, will no longer still display the placement highlight Dirty water photos now work on all sinks Fingerprints are now the correct size on the wooden poles in both campsites The hunt will no longer sometimes start when all players are outside Your sanity will no longer sometimes drain when you are outside If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Phasmophobia on console catches a delay to an already very busy October due to a "fire incident"Aug 27, 2023 - VG247Phasmophobia was meant to finally launch on consoles this month, but a "fire incident" has led the game's developer to delay it to October. Most of the time when a game catches a delay it's for simple reasons like it just simply not being done, but unfortunately for developer Kinetic Games, it's not the simplest of reasons. Earlier this week, the Phasmophobia Twitter account shared the news that there was a fire in its office building, meaning that it couldn't properly work on the game. "Due to a recent fire incident in our office building and unpredicted development issues, our ability to test and develop has been significantly impacted," reads the statement. "After careful consideration we have made the tough decision to delay the console release, initially set for August, while we get everything sorted. We are now aiming for a special launch during the week leading up to Hallowee this October. This gives us the needed time to perfect and fine-tune everything. Your patience and understanding mean everything to us, and we can't wait to bring Phasmophobia to consoles." Read more Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.8Aug 25, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/52fa8ca354692dcf52433e00e453a08e7810c5dd.png You can now rebind the interact button on gamepad {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png The left-hand VR orientation for emf reader T3 is now correct The VR journal now works in Training The spirit box and UV flashlight will no longer prevent you from being able to strafe in VR while it is on your belt Motion sensor T3 can now be placed in VR You can now light incense T3 consistently in VR You can now light firelight T3 consistently in VR The VR Journal can now be easily grabbed when on your shoulder The shop TV no longer turns on and off for all players when a VR player focuses on it Salt lines no longer collide with players, which allowed players to get trapped, and access unintended places Turkish font is now readable The cursed hunt will now end correctly if prevented by a crucifix T3 If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.7Aug 24, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Gamepad players can now press the south (Xbox - A) button to quick access the main menu board You can now press the east button (Xbox - B) to exit the spirit box text voice recognition without dropping the item {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png Pressing the east button (Xbox - B) while the journal is open will no longer drop the item you are holding Doors will no longer get stuck while held when using a gamepad Placing a crucifix will no longer sometimes push it through the floor, but photos will be temporarily worse You are no longer counted as being inside the truck if you push the spirit box into the truck wall from outside Ignitor tier 3 now correctly lasts 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes The shop funds visual no longer defaults to $999,999,999 if your save file fails to load the value The music box will now correctly do the ghost event when within 5 meters of the ghost If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.6Aug 24, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Interact and Primary Use controls have now been swapped for gamepad to allow for easier gameplay EMF reader T2 is now 2m range as stated in the shop description {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png Photo cameras are no longer taking photos in portrait mode (regression since Dead body photos now work after the ragdoll animation has completed Three star ghost photos are now easier to take Haunted Mirror can now have its photo taken whilst upside down The ghost will no longer have a high chance to fail to show DOTS if there is a room above you or the ghost When looking through the room divider in the downstairs Grafton bedroom, objects will no longer disappear You can no longer put the glowstick into your inventory during the “shake” animation Firelight T3 is no longer labelled consumable in the Shop If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.5Aug 22, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsReminder: Please do not force close the game before getting this patch. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Added a fake bounced light effect to Flashlight T1/2 light cookies, to help with motion sickness when using high FOV and navigating in the dark Improved main menu load times Reduced memory footprint in some maps Increased the knock over chance for tripods {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png Crucifix T2/3’s burn and interaction photos will now work consistently Toggling a light on and off in a room will now update reflections correctly Forcing the game to close without clicking the quit button should no longer revert you to an old save If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.4Aug 21, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/52fa8ca354692dcf52433e00e453a08e7810c5dd.png A commemorative plaque has been added to the Lobby allowing you to see your Legacy Badge Added new sounds for radios in houses and campsites {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png 3 star photos are now easier to get instead of 2 star Increased the range for a 3 star ghost photo Firelights 1 and 2’s light sources are now brighter than igniters {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png Moved the guitar in the blue room in Tanglewood so you can take EMF photos if the ghost uses it UV light tier 1 and 3 will no longer roll forever when dropped You can now take fingerprint photos on the Willow glass doors Cursed item photos are now more reliable Cursed item noises will now appear on the parabolic microphone You will no longer lose your items when dropped into a salt line CCTV monitor will no longer break when swapping between cameras on tier 1 tripods You can now take a photo of a fingerprint, in the same location as a previous fingerprint, which already had its photo taken Taking photos of dead bodies should now be easier Lowered texture resolution of several textures to lower RAM usage Video Cameras now work in multiplayer If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.3Aug 20, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png This weeks challenges will now be correctly generated To clear up some confusion with legacy badge, your badge can currently only be seen in multiplayer by another player on your character. This will change in a future update when we add new character models. If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.2Aug 20, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Save files will now be backed up more often {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png If you have a corrupt save file you will no longer get stuck on initializing and will now revert to your cloud backup Non hosts will no longer crash when a player leaves the game When you play this update for the first time you should no longer have a low legacy level on your legacy badge To clear up some confusion with legacy badge, your badge can currently only be seen in multiplayer by another player on your character. This will change in a future update when we add new character models. If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Ascension | Hotfix v0.9.0.1Aug 19, 2023 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/52fa8ca354692dcf52433e00e453a08e7810c5dd.png DOTS T1 is now placeable on most surfaces like Firelights Added instructions to the shop descriptions of Head Gear, explaining how to turn them on or off {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/3b4d73cfc7cdab8a17461a9522427d85bcb864af.png Igniter T3 is no longer consumable Glowsticks will now be the correct brightness when dimmed Crucifix T3 Range is now correctly 5m Removed the 1s delay on the Incense hunt effects Reduced the volume of the car alarm Significantly improved performance of saving and loading from the save file Motion sensor T2 now swaps between a single line, double line and off Temporarily removed the VR social screen mode due to severe performance issues {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/05bd697e26a0a87bed6def30016fc6feebc348b5.png The Incense hunt effect duration will no longer sometimes set to 0 seconds Fixed a bug where if you haven’t played for a long time, you would be wiped to prestige 0 Incense will no longer use its ghost effects when you are not near the ghost Crucifixes have received several scale fixes, improving consistency Anti-virus software should no longer stop you from having read/write access to the save file Corrupt save files will now revert to the cloud backup Ghost sound effects now have the correct volume distance falloff T2 Motion sensors no longer turn off when toggling the modes Main menu performance has been improved The wall telephones found in the farmhouses will now let you take interaction photos Potential fix for the Incense T1 glowing One Matchstick is no longer glowing Equipment list text will no longer overlap the item icons The “Next” button on the Legacy Badge screen will now scale correctly when translated You can now get past the splash screen if you fail to connect to the unity servers The legacy badge will no longer clip into one of the female model’s arms After a game in challenge mode, you will no longer be set as a hacker Challenge mode will no longer be different weather for each player Challenge mode will no longer be different cursed item for each player Potential fix for not being able to exit a map if a player crashed while loading Flashlights now cost $30 If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord : Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Huge Phasmophobia update Ascension is the one you've been waiting forAug 17, 2023 - PCGamesNThe Phasmophobia Ascension update is the one you've been waiting for. Phasmophobia update 0.9 is a comprehensive overhaul to the co-op horror game. With the genre dramatically bulking out in recent years and the likes of Demonologist, Devour, Pacify, Labyrinthine, The Outlast Trials, The Blackout Club, and more all making waves in the space, the sudden appearance of this huge set of Phasmophobia patch changes is a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best ghost games 2023 Phasmophobia update gives Steam horror game "major graphics overhaul" Phasmophobia ghost identification still has hidden depths Ascension | Major Update v0.9.0.0Aug 17, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsWelcome back, we’ve got an update for you. It's finally here, the grand update for the new Progression system and Equipment Tiers. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/800c51c3da001b05af4588f7275a30349c2753ad.png A new levelling system has been added, with new rates of progression, new unlocks, and a prestige system. For this system to function, all current players have been reset to Prestige 1, level 1, this way you can continue to play with your unlocked difficulties and locations. New players will start at Prestige 0, level 1. Warning: Players now found editing their level will be banned. LEGACY BADGE Upon launching the game for the first time after updating, you will be presented with a new screen to choose a unique badge with options based on your pre-update level. Once saved, this is un-editable so choose carefully! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/49dac6c00d7c597e535747637cf0b241963c155b.png UPGRADES Each equipment item now has 3 tiers, increasing our Equipment count from 22 to 60! Tiers cost a large sum of money to unlock, but each tier will cost the same to bring into a contract. To upgrade a piece of equipment, reach the required level, go to the shop and press on any item’s UI tile on the screen, then hit upgrade! RENAMING Several names have been replaced to accommodate changes or for the new upgrade tiers, so that the word covers a broader spectrum: Fingerprints (evidence) -> Ultraviolet Footsteps (photos and descriptions) -> Footprints Candles and Lantern -> Firelight Matchbox and Lighters -> Igniter Smudge Sticks and Censer -> Incense Camcorders and Movie Camera -> Video Camera Glowsticks and UV torches -> UV Light Sanity Drink, Pills and Shot -> Sanity Medication Head Mounted Camera, Flashlight and Goggles -> Head Gear Weak or Strong flashlights -> Flashlight D.O.T.S We felt that DOTS wasn’t a very interactive evidence type, so we’ve completely refactored it from the ground up. Instead of being a clone of the ghost that gets spawned in and revealed with DOTS, the following will happen: You will no longer get duplicate DOTS ghosts, or DOTS triggering during events, hunts or other interactions Ghosts with DOTS evidence can now enter a short “DOTS state”; where they are temporarily visible with infrared light, during this time they will wander towards the nearest player before disappearing (if the player is in the same room) DOTS Ghost photos now count as normal ghost photos Note: Banshees will try to roam towards their target instead FIRELIGHTS AND IGNITERS You can now turn off Firelights by pressing the Use button again while holding it Firelights now have a duration for their effects, and no longer stop the sanity drain completely, with different amounts of sanity benefits per tier PARABOLIC MICROPHONE When using a Parabolic microphone, you will now clearly hear all sounds you are aiming towards, within range, while all other sounds will be muffled INCENSE The interval in which the ghost checks if an Incense is active, is now much smaller, makin...Phasmophobia: Ascension is launching THIS THURSDAY!Aug 15, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsThat's right ghost hunters, this thursday you'll be able to get your hands on all the new equipment, the new levelling system and more. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/2f7ed7ce99dd8868e6e073e488d8d9baabcd5bb0.png Catch you in the update!Lights, Camera, Action! | Development Preview #14 | 10/08/23Aug 10, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsWelcome back, we've got some news for you! Any information and images are Work In Progress (WIP) and may change drastically before releasing With the next update drawing ever closer, it's time to look at the Video Cameras and how Tripods will support them in this new age of ghost huntin'. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/5e2671166aeb2920dc52fa1f4bb80ad5820f2450.png Ghost Orbs have sometimes been hard to find, with the new upgrade system, you can hopefully make your Orb hunting journeys much shorter! Tier I is an old camcorder that Ghost Huntin' Distribution found in the attic of the old office. It's small and a bit beaten up, but it does the job just fine. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/425a1f8cea709b96791f28a96af865083ee8c300.gif Tier II is the Parasonic video camera. HD video is finally here and it makes finding orbs so much easier. Sadly it still gets a lot of interference from an active ghost. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/672ff51c984730d8a47d4d515d6bff405905b8a3.gif Tier III is Bony's very own movie-grade video camera. It's large body supports a much larger screen, featuring a much clearer video feed and less interference from ghost apparations. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/0bc40b46498055f3feccf740f77a2de7094aac6e.gif {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/82ec2bbdcf6ed7757d39f111dc5d195cb05d6b18.png For a long time, ghosts in Phasmophobia have strangely ignored our Video Cameras and Tripods, allowing investigators to film freely without fear of interruption. Well, the time has come for the ghosts to start shying away from our video-taping habits. During contracts, ghosts can now throw video cameras in a similar way to items found in locations. How can we avoid this? Tripods are here to save the day. Attach your Video Camera to a Tripod to drastically lower the chance of a ghost moving your much-needed video feed. Tier I has seen better days, its rough plastic and scratched legs don't make it the sturdiest of Tripiods, but it's much better than leaving a camera lying around. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/e8c21875ee64956f52e54df6040b830a6162cf41.gif Tier II is newer, fresh out of the packaging. It features a small motorised attachment where you can place your Video Camera. You can then head back to the safety of the Truck and rotate your Video Camera without the fear of getting jumped by a lurking ghost. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/a0b628bb6c3eabdd8fe4c9b1312fb30190471157.gif Tier III has the same motorised attachment, but the Tripod itself is much sturdier. It's made of a strong metal, features sturdier feet-mounts, and is almost impossible to knock over by paranormal effects. If you want to come back to your Video Cameras still standing, this is the Tripod for you. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/408f0eb9fc964c9cb57681f754f535bad0d0e04c.gif That's it for Development Preview #14. See you in the update soon! If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord: Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team...Hearing things? | Development Preview #13 | 03/08/23Aug 3, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsWelcome back, we've got some news for you! Any information and images are Work In Progress (WIP) and may change drastically before releasing {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/6b986361f1b88a347aade7992e2dd026ade93029.png We thought it was about time to show the changes to ID cards and how you'll customise your ID cards now that you have two slots to choose from! ID cards have received some small changes, some of which we've shown already: The platform you are playing on is displayed in the top left of the card's banner. Before your level is a Roman numeral, displaying your current prestige. The Experience bar is now coloured to match the selected ID card theme, and is wider. There are now two slots for badges! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/78ba9be149233241cbc08abdb6bf88b84f912525.png A new "edit" button has been added to the top right of the ID card, you can click this at any time while in the Lobby to edit how your ID card looks. Clicking this button will open a new window for you to make changes, and clicking it again will save it. The first list is a choice of your unlocked prestige badges. This allows you to display a badge that isn't necessarily the current prestige you are in, perfect if you just want to progress through the ranks, but don't like a certain prestige's badge or colours. You can even choose to not display a badge at all! The second list holds your 'Special' Badge, these could be roles that you have such as being an Official Content Creator, part of the Discord Staff, or just an event badge that you've earned from a seasonal challenge (such as Easter). Similar to the prestige slot, you can opt to display no badge in this slot too. Lastly, you can choose your ID theme, the two options available will be based on the two badges that you currently have equipped. Picking one of these will theme your ID card with the matching colours and title for that badge! The ID Customisation window with a player that is Prestige III but has chosen to equip the Prestige I badge and the Artist Badge. (prestiges 2 and 3 have been blurred to keep them a surprise) {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/2ac91c3934e5eaa61ac335c6cf09ce90dde786a8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/337a578645c9531e09c6a5dcef1f3a7683554ae8.png The Parabolic Microphone has had its ups and downs throughout the course of Phasmophobia's development cycle. With Progression, we wanted to make sure that it's a useful, unique item and push it slightly closer to its real-world functionality with some exciting new in-game features. Tier I is a small, affordable parabolic microphone. Turning it on will equip the player with a set of headphones, muffling the world around them. When the parabolic microphone picks up a sound with its long range, it will be played through the headphones allowing the player to hear it clearly. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/18618f58e6d5a0315a264d11432483981adefe94.gif Tier II is an improved version adding a small display screen. With a larger sound amplifying dish and improved sen...Moving Forwards | Development Preview #12 | 26/07/23Jul 26, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsWelcome back, we've got some news for you! Any information and images are Work In Progress (WIP) and may change drastically before releasing {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/800c51c3da001b05af4588f7275a30349c2753ad.png Here's a breakdown of some of the major progression changes coming with the update: Experience and money Experience and money values are now tied, if you earn $100, you'll also be earning 100xp. Nice and simple. The amount of money and experience you'll be earning has skyrocketed when compared to the live version of the game. Individual values have been tweaked (like moving the bone out of the reward multiplier) to make gameplay feel more rewarding and encourage players to complete the main objectives. Money, money, money... {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/52a1b9c0885e2d7f2cbe4b0c8b945919f1754656.png Levelling and prestiging Each level's required experience increases as you level, and that amount increases further the closer you get to level 100. For example; you'll need 100xp to get from level 1 to 2, but over 5000xp to get from level 99 to 100. When you finally reach level 100 you'll be presented with a choice: Continue playing as you are, levelling past 100* Or at any time, you can opt to prestige; resetting your money, level and equipment, in favour of gaining an additional Loadout Slot, a new unique badge and title for your ID card, and a new patch for your player's arm Consumables With the equipment system, some items will be labelled in the shop. If one of these items is used at all during a contract, it will need to be rebought** when you return to the lobby. Some upgrades for consumable items actually remove the need to rebuy them each time too! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/a931560935dcaa98e561005d54649736f97e70e6.png Some of you may remember in our Ultraviolet preview that we mentioned Salt specifically, so we thought it was time to dive deeper into some details. As you know, with the new Ultraviolet changes, Salt will become an aid in gathering evidence. If your ghost isn't feeling interactive enough and just won't touch a door or window, you can place some Salt and gather Footprints instead! With Equipment Upgrades, Salt is a little more useful than it was previously: Tier I is the Ghost Huntin' Salt shaker, it can place two piles per canister, and you can bring three canisters into each contract. The Footprints created by stepping in this pile will act in the same way as fingerprints for that ghost e.g. an Obake may leave fewer footprints than other ghosts! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/02c705ceb0cb0a3e9edba3f232ec0295225a86a6.gif Tier II is a wooden container filled with a special pink Himalayan Salt. With its larger capacity, you can place three piles down, but instead of a small spot, you can place a line of salt, perfect for blocking doorways or corridors. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/681b6cf49c76080067dde119ec3f6c95110ae4eb.gif Tier III brings lots more to the table: A glass bottle filled with a custom blend of Black Salt that...You'll finally be able to play Phasmophobia on console this AugustJun 18, 2023 - VG247After cementing itself as a pandemic hit, Phasmophobia is finally making its way to consoles with an early access release. Alongside Among Us, Phasmophobia found a lot of success over the various lockdowns we had during the pandemic, primarily because it offered a good way to play something scary with friends online. You've only been able to play it on PC up until now though, but as announced by developer Kinetic Games, the horror game is coming to PS5, PlayStation VR2, and Xbox Series X/S this August. Kinetic Games shared details of the upcoming release on Steam, saying that you should "keep your eyes peeled for a more detailed release date in the coming weeks." Kinetic Games noted that when the game does launch on consoles, it will start with the Progression 2.0 update, and is planned to be updated "regularly alongside the PC version with content and bug fixes." In terms of player safety, reporting and player bans will also work across all platforms, and you'll be able to block players from the journal, in term muting them indefinitely until (and if) you unblock them. Read more Phasmophobia is finally coming to consoles!Jun 13, 2023 - Community AnnouncementsWe heard you loud and clear, and now it's finally coming... Phasmophobia will enter Early Access for consoles on Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 5, and PlayStationVR2 this August. Keep your eyes peeled for a more detailed release date in the coming weeks. When Phasmophobia launches on consoles it will start with the Progression 2.0 update, and be updated regularly alongside the PC version with content and bug fixes. Reporting and player bans will work across all platforms, and we've added the ability to block other players from the journal, which will mute them indefinitely until you unblock them. Lastly, all platforms will feature optional crossplay, and players can see which platforms their teammates are playing on by the icon displayed on their ID card. We hope you're just as excited as we are to welcome in a new community of Ghost Huntin' Investigators! A preview of the ID Cards showing platform icons {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/37002678/08520c324fbc0bdda93260c97137e50872a7b6d8.png If you experience any issues or want to give feedback, please join the official Phasmophobia Discord: Thanks, The Kinetic Games Team Phasmophobia Creeps Back into Steam's Top 10 Most Played Games with Its “Exposition” UpdateAug 30, 2021 - GitHypWith just one month until Phasmophobia's 1-year anniversary, the 4-player co-op horror game has released its biggest update yet and creeped back into Steam's Top 10 most played games. Offering gamers a unique first-person/VR haunted house experience from the “comfort” of their own homes during last year's Covid-19 lockdowns on Halloween, the only thing more shocking than Phasmophobia's ghosts was learning that the game was created by a single developer. Now, after bringing on a few more devs and releasing some minor updates over the past year, the team at Kinetic Games have released the game's biggest update yet, Exposition, that introduces two new ghost types, new equipment, and many more changes/fixes. As a result, Phasmophobia's player base tripled over the weekend with a peak of 62k concurrent players. The highest player count the game has seen since its peak of 112k players during its record-breaking first month on Steam.Phasmophobia, a Co-Op VR Horror Game Made by 1 Person, Just Cracked Steam's Top 5 Most Played ListOct 12, 2020 - GitHypOver the summer, we saw the meteoric rise of indie games like Fall Guys and Among Us while gamers searched for new ways to socialize during the Covid-19 lockdown. Now, with Halloween just a few weeks away and gamers still stuck indoors, a new 4-player co-op horror game called “Phasmophobia” is seeing similar explosive growth on Steam. During its second weekend on Steam, Phasmophobia's player counts peaked at 61k concurrent players – placing the game as high as #6 on Steam's list of most played games. And in its third weekend, the game saw a new peak of 86k concurrent players that placed it at #5 on Steam. Although Phasmophobia doesn't require VR to play on PC, such high player counts for a game with a VR-focus is extremely rare on Steam. And despite its janky mechanics and numerous bugs, players seem to be loving the PT-esque experience with Overwhelmingly Positive reviews from 13k owners who paid $13.99 for Early Access. Similar to Fall Guys and Among Us, another huge factor in Phasmophobia's success has been its popularity on streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Over the weekend, Phasmophobia easily topped other popular new releases like Crash Bandicoot 4 and Star Wars: Squadrons, hitting #1 on Twitch with a peak of 247k concurrent viewers. But what's most impressive is that the new ghost-hunting game's developer, Kinetic Games, consists of only a single developer - something that probably won't last long now that the scary game is a huge success.