Who You Gonna Call? The Fire Department
Just over a week ago, Kinetic Games released one of their more significant updates to the horror hit Phasmophobia. Ever since its release in 2020, this game has been the standard for co-op ghost-hunting games. It was meant to finally release on consoles this month, but not anymore.
The developers announced that the PlayStation and Xbox versions would not be coming out in August as previously expected. Normally, a developer would say something along the lines of We need more time to polish to provide the best experience for our players. Kinetic Games’ reason is a little more tangible.
A statement, in part, reads: “Due to a fire incident in our office building and unpredicted development issues, our ability to test and develop has been significantly impacted. 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 Halloween this October.”
— Phasmophobia (@KineticGame) August 24, 2023
Fires are no joke. Sprinklers are also pretty bad for computers and other development tools. At least a lead-up to Halloween is a more fitting release window. Phasmophobia is available now for PC and VR. Barring any further delays, it will be out on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PSVR 2 in October.
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