Phasmophobia, the hit multiplayer horror game which came out in the fall of 2020, is getting a scary new update. Kinetic Games, the developers, recently announced on Twitter that the ghosts the players’ hunt will now be able to hear and track their voices, making ghost hunting even more spooky. Apparently, though, many people already thought that this feature was in the game. Some of those people have been confusing this new feature with an older feature where “talking/taunting the ghost before a hunt makes it appear/interact in the game.”
— Phasmophobia (@KineticGame) January 11, 2021
Phasmophobia released for early access on Steam in September of 2020 and rose to immense popularity thanks to streamers on Twitch – becoming the sixth-most popular game on that platform in October. It was also nominated and won Best Debut Game in The Game Awards 2020. In Phasmophobia, Players can team up with up to three of their friends and take on the roles of ghost hunters, using clues and equipment to investigate the ghost in various urban locations.
With this new update, it will become scarier for players to communicate with their teammates as ghosts will also be able to listen in on their conversations and, from there, be able to track them down. So, in order for players to not be found, they are going to have to whisper as Kinetic Games has clarified that “the voice update is based on how loud your mic is.” However, as this is a new feature, Kinetic Games is open to any feedback that players have and asking them to report if any issues arise.
Phasmophobia is currently still available for early access on Steam for $13.99. Kinetic Games does plan for the full release to happen sometime in 2021, so keep looking out for that.