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Phasmophobia

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Phasmophobia
Phasmophobia cover
Developers
Kinetic Games
Engines
Former Unity 2020[Note 1]
Unity 2022[Note 2]
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 Action, Survival horror
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Supernatural, Detective/mystery, North America
Phasmophobia on HowLongToBeat
Phasmophobia on IGDB
Phasmophobia on Wikipedia

Phasmophobia is a multiplayer first-person action and 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

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain any microtransactions.

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 3]

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 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Saves only.

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
[3][4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60 - 90°. Default is 70°. This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/off toggle.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA, 2x-8x MSAA, TAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 1.0
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master volume only.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

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

Issues unresolved

Game starting in VR mode by default

By default, the game 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 the 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 the 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 a VR headset, even when using a non-VR launch option, which may introduce issues with the voice recognition the game uses.[5][6]

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. Unity engine build: 2022.3.17f1[2]
  3. 3.0 3.1 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. Ascension - last accessed on 2024-01-30
  3. Does it support ultrawide monitors 21:9? - last accessed on 2020-11-06
  4. Does this game support ultrawide? (21:9) - last accessed on 2020-11-06
  5. 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
  6. Guide: Voice Recognition - last accessed on 2022-05-21
    "Make sure your input device on windows is the microphone you want to use."