Originally meant to arrive this past August on PS5, it was then delayed into October, and on Tuesday developer Kinetic Games revealed that the console release would be delayed again, and with no new release date or window provided.
“We’d like to express our deepest gratitude for your support and excitement for our console release.” Kinetic Games began in its developer update post on the game’s Steam page.
According to the post, it’s a combined number of issues that are causing the delay, with no small part of that being the studio recovering from losing its old office to a fire, and a new one needing to be set up.
Complications with Phasmophobia coming to PS VR2 has also pushed the release back, as Kinetic Games explains that it ended up needing to create “a completely new layout” for Maple Lodge Campsite.
“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 some 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 experiences for all of our console players.
In this regard, we had to rework Maple Lodge Campsite with a completely new layout. 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.”
It’s unfortunate that Phasmophobia won’t be able to arrive on PS5 and PS VR2 in time for Halloween, but hopefully it won’t miss that mark by too much, and we can still expect it before the end of the year.
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