Last Updated on October 23, 2020 by Aether
Phasmophobia has taken horror-fans by storm, coming out of nowhere and topping the Steam sale charts. It is a 4 player co-op horror game, with an emphasis on psychological scares, and is available to play in either VR or non-VR. Once you start playing, you’ll either be completely hooked, or will have to stop due to just how scary it is.
Phasmophobia is available as an early access purchase of Steam players, but if you’re looking to upgrade your scares even more with some VR gear, then read on to find out how to play Phasmophobia in VR.
Phasmophobia VR: How To Play
If you have the mental strength to do so, playing Phasmophobia in VR can make everything start to feel very real, very quickly. I urge you to prepare yourself before you attempt to play this game with a virtual reality headset. Speaking of headsets, you aren’t restricted on which you can use. Whether it’s an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, or the platform’s own Valve Index.
You can use a controller if you wish, but if you do have motion controllers, then you will be able to use them to navigate and explore through every single dark and dreary corner of the game. We’d recommend you have ample room if you’re using the motion controllers though, as it would be a bit unfortunate if a jump scare caused you to damage your equipment.
Can VR Players Group With Non-VR Players?
If you’re the only person with Virtual Reality capabilities out of your friend group, you are probably wondering if you’re able to group up with people who don’t own a VR headset.
You’ll be pleased to know that yes, you can. Crossplay, if you can even call it that, is available between VR and non-VR players. You can hop into a public lobby and test it out if you wish. There’s only one slight difference when playing in VR though, and that’s you can hold 1 additional item on your person. Apart from that, each version is identical. Well, I’d wager the VR-headset play will have an increased experience though, the gameplay is the same.