The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Won't Launch With PSVR 2 After All

Supermassive Games today announced that its upcoming on-rails shooter, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VRhas been postponed to March 16, 2023.

In a new tweet, Supermassive Games confirmed that the game will no longer be released as a launch title for the PSVR2opting to delay the game for a few weeks and ensure that players “receive the most polished and terrifying experience possible”.

Announced in November, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is a spin-off game from Supermassive’s interactive anthology series. Set in 17th century New England, players will face “distorted apparitions”, “demonic incarnations of persecuted witches”, “vampires”, and a “sadistic serial killer”. The gameplay of Switchback VR is similar to that of Until Dawn: Rush of Bloodanother on-rails shooter developed by Supermassive and released in 2016 for the original PlayStation VR.

Switchback VR is one of many new games that Supermassive Games currently has in development. Other titles confirmed to be in the works by the studio include Directive 8020which will serve as the first game in the second season of the main Dark Pictures Anthology series, with additional titles already filed but not yet announced by the studio.

Despite The Dark Pictures: Switch VR being delayed, PSVR 2 has a ton of games confirmed to launch alongside helmet when it is released on February 22. This includes titles such as the first-party exclusive Horizon: The Call of the Mountaina VR version of Resident Evil Villageand ports of existing VR games such as Foam 1 & 2 and NFL Pro era. Granted, most of those games confirmed at launch are ports of existing games available on other headsets, such as the Meta Quest 2.

Taylor is the Associate Technical Writer at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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