The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Is a PlayStation VR2 Launch Title
Supermassive Games has revealed that The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR will launch as a day one title for the PlayStation VR2 on February 22, 2023.
As reported by Eurogamer, developer Supermassive Games has announced the release date and pre-order bonuses for Switchback VR, its upcoming action-horror shooter set in the same unsettling universe as The Man of Medan and other Dark Pictures titles.
According to its PlayStation Store page, customers who purchase the title early for $39.99 will be rewarded with a number of cosmetic items including the Demon Handgun, a premium skull and bones cart, a skull bobblehead, and a special edition gold gun.
Switchback VR will see players subjected to a horror-themed on-rails shooter steeped in content from The Dark Pictures games. Generally speaking, Switchback looks to offer a similar experience to the developer’s 2016 rollercoaster spin-off Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. This time around the developers have made use of the PSVR2’s eye-tracking features and haptic feedback capabilities intending to draw players deeper into the experience.
This latest VR horror-shooter is just one of several new games from Supermassive Games that will be released in the coming years. Other titles trademarked by the developer include The Craven Man, Intercession, and O Death, and we already know that Directive 8020 is the next mainline Dark Pictures title in development.
Back in November, PlayStation revealed that its next generation of VR console would come with a price tag of $549.99. This includes Sony’s new VR2 headset, a pair of PS VR2 controllers, and a set of stereo headphones. Needless to say, you’ll also need to own a PS5 console as well.
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