Kinetic Games has announced a delay for the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 ports of Phasmophobia.
The Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 ports will forgo its previously planned October release for one sometime in the future. This is actually the second delay for the horror game, and it will unfortunately miss out on Halloween.
Phasmophobia was originally released for Windows PC (via Steam) back in September 2020. The PS5 version will support PlayStation VR2, and both console ports will have crossplay.
Here’s the full word from Kinetic Games:
Dear Phasmophobia Community,
We’d like to express our deepest gratitude for your support and excitement for our console release.
As we still try to adapt to our new remote working life after the fire incident and to establish a new office, we’ve encountered unforeseen challenges in adapting the game for consoles. These combined factors have affected our development timeline more than we initially anticipated.
Additionally, in preparation for the PlayStation VR2 launch, we have been diligently reviewing the game’s performance and optimizing it across all maps to ensure a seamless experience for all of our console players. In this regard, we had to rework Maple Lodge Campsite with a completely new layout (more information below). This decision, though time-consuming for our art team, is essential to provide the best possible gameplay experience.
While we had hoped to present you with a special launch alongside the Halloween event, the complexity of our current challenges means we need more time. We will keep you updated on our progress and provide a revised release date as soon as we have more information to share. We are working diligently to minimize the impact of this delay, and we want to express our sincere gratitude for your continued support.
We promise, when Phasmophobia arrives on consoles, it will be worth the wait.