There are plenty of ghost-hunting eyes locked onto the console release of Phasmophobia, but unfortunately, we have some hauntingly disappointing news today. The team behind the PC mega-hit has announced a second Xbox delay following its initial shift from August to October earlier this year.
Yep, Phasmophobia's console release has been pushed back again - and this time it sounds like it won't make it out before Halloween. Here's the team's full update on the console launch, as posted on Steam:
"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."
So, when is Phasmophobia coming to Xbox? Well, the dev update is a bit vague, but what we know for sure is that the console version won't arrive in time for the Halloween update which launches "around October 26th" on PC. Here's hoping the Xbox version lands sometime later in 2023!