The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR

Platform(s): PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Supermassive Games
Release Date: March 16, 2023

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'The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR' No Longer A PSVR 2 Launch Title, Delayed Until March

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2023 @ 5:01 p.m. PST

Immerse yourself in this fast-paced rollercoaster action-horror-shooter where every move you make, and everything you see, could mean the difference between life and death.

It’s your own personal nightmare where each track has multiple terrifying paths. No two runs will be the same, but each will test your reactions in this multi-sensory VR horror experience.

A horror experience unlike any other, Switchback VR will take players for a multi-sensory ride through ghost-ships, witch-hunts, vampire nests and the lair of a sadistic killer on a fast paced, sinister rollercoaster from hell.

"Switchback VR is Supermassive Games' most ambitious project to date, taking players through 5 extensive worlds that branch through various terror filled rollercoaster routes based on The Dark Pictures franchise.

It has always been our aim to release in the launch window of the new PSVR 2 headset but it is also massively important to us that you, the players, receive the most polished, terrifying experience possible when you strap in for your first ride in Switchback VR. With  this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to set a new launch date of March 16th, 2023.

Thank you for all your excitement and patience - it really means the world to us! We cannot wait to reveal more about out sinister rollercoaster from hell and watch this space for our news gameplay features video coming over soon

Supermassive Games"

Key Features:

  • Survive the terrifying Ghost Ship and its distorted apparitions.
  • Confront hideous demonic incarnations of persecuted ‘witches’ in 17th-century New England.
  • Fight for your life against other-worldly vampires trapped for millennia beneath the desert.
  • Escape the horrifying World’s Fair Hotel with a sadistic serial killer out for blood.
  • Discover how your story connects these worlds, and make sense of the nightmare that is Switchback

Come face to face with the most terrifying antagonists from Season One of the Dark Pictures Anthology and feel the horror up-close-and-personal with the PlayStation VR2’s incredible innovative capabilities:

  • DON’T BLINK! - Using PlayStation VR2’s innovative Eye Tracking feature, your enemies are upon you in the blink of an eye.
  • HOLD ON TIGHT – Endure every bump, twist, turn and drop as your cart speeds along the tracks with Haptic Feedback bringing that roller-coaster feeling to life
  • FEEL THE TENSION – Adaptive Triggers make each weapon feel unique as you unload on terrifying enemies that emerge from the shadows
  • MIND YOUR HEAD - Avoid falling beams, overturned buses and hanging witches. Headset Rumble ensures that you’ll feel it if you don’t!
  • Plus, 4K HDR and 3D audio supported.  

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is available to pre-order now, and is set to release on March 16, 2023 exclusively on PlayStation VR2 for £34.99/ $39.99/ €34.99.

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