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Phasmophobia

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Phasmophobia
Phasmophobia cover
Developers
Kinetic Games
Engines
Unity[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control, Voice control
Genres Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Supernatural, Detective/mystery, North America
Phasmophobia on HowLongToBeat
Phasmophobia on IGDB
Phasmophobia on Wikipedia

Phasmophobia is an upcoming multiplayer first-person survival horror game.

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
Viveport
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Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Kinetic Games\Phasmophobia\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/739630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Kinetic Games\Phasmophobia\saveData.txt
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/739630/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Saves only.

Video

Video settings
Video settings
PC settings
PC settings

The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Keyboard and mouse control settings
Keyboard and mouse control settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master volume only.
Surround sound
See this guide.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Other settings
Other settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Bulgarian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

VR support

Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
OSVR
Windows Mixed Reality
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
See Input for details.
Traditional controller
See Input for details.
Keyboard/Mouse
Play area Native Notes
Seated
Standing
Room-scale

Issues unresolved

Game starting in VR mode by default

By default the games tries to start in VR mode. This is problematic for players who don't want to play in VR mode, as it will launch the VR middleware and reconfigure sound playback settings. A possible workaround involves starting the game using Steam library (instead of Steam's start bar) and using a 2nd available option. Alternatively a Steam game shortcut can be created and then edited to use URL steam://rungameid/739630 /2 to start a second available launch option from Steam. Unfortunately the game will likely still change a recording device to VR headset, even when using a non-VR launch option, which may introduce issues with voice recognition the game uses.[4][5]

Bad username

The game uses word filter for usernames and profanity with no option to opt-out of it on client-side. If a single banned word or symbol is caught the nickname it will the replaced with "Bad username". This has proven to be a problem featuring words such as "Swanky" and all Unicode symbols as not allowed. There is no way to opt-out of the word filter.[6][7][8][9]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX, Obi
Multiplayer Steamworks, Photon
Anti-cheat GuardingPearSoftware's Anti Cheat Pro

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 390
Other
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum specs are for VR; lower specs may work for Non-VR.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2020.3.33[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/739630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (739630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-05-21
  2. Does it support ultrawide monitors 21:9? - last accessed on 2020-11-06
  3. Does this game support ultrawide? (21:9) - last accessed on 2020-11-06
  4. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-05-21
    Even when starting in non-VR mode, the game always sets Windows recording to Valve Index HMD
  5. Guide: Voice Recognition - last accessed on 2022-05-21
    "Make sure your input device on windows is the microphone you want to use."
  6. my name are bad username? - last accessed on 2022-05-21
  7. Bad Username? - last accessed on 2022-05-21
  8. "Bad Username" - last accessed on 2022-05-21
  9. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-05-21