To say that Phasmophobia has been an overwhelmingly positive game on Steam so far would be an understatement. Streamers everywhere are taking to Twitch and YouTube to play a video game based on the concept of ghost hunting. Unlike other psychological games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent or Outlast, the game’s purpose isn’t to avoid the supernatural but investigate it instead.
Phasmophobia is reminiscent of popular ghost hunting shows like Ghost Hunters or Ghost Adventures. While it looks like an exciting game, many wonder if they need a VR headset to play Phasmophobia. VR headsets aren’t exactly the cheapest controllers out there. The Oculus Rift alone costs around $400. That’s almost the cost of a next-generation PlayStation or Xbox.
However, a VR headset to play Phasmophobia looks like it’s worth it for those who want to immerse themselves in realistic graphics and scary sounds. There’s nothing like hearing a ghost walk right past you. No one wants to listen to that in real life, but it’s the type of horror we haven’t seen since we were teased with a Silent Hills remake from Konami.
Fortunately, those who want to pick up Phasmophobia don’t need a VR headset to play. There is a standard mode for Phasmophobia for those who cannot afford a VR headset or aren’t able to play VR due to medical conditions. Phasmophobia offers VR support for the Valve Index, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. It’s also still in its early access. There are some noticeable bugs, but that’s something the developers, Kinetic Games, are asking their early access players to report any bugs so, when the full game is released, it will be just as popular as it is now in its early access state.
Phasmophobia early access is available on Steam for $13.99.
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