Developer Supermassive Games has released a statement acknowledging “graphical issues” that players have experienced following the launch of The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR on PlayStation VR2 earlier this month.
“Since the launch of Switchback VR Yesterday, we have seen and heard the feedback that some players are experiencing graphical issues in the game,” read a tweet from Supermassive Games.
“The Switchback VR Team have been investigating the issues raised as a matter of urgency. So far, a potential cause of the reported blurring has been identified, along with other issues still undergoing testing and reproduction.”
An Update about Switchback VR. pic.twitter.com/cP2J0JvuqG
— Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) March 17, 2023
The developers are encouraging players to report any bugs that they experience through its Zendesk Portal.
Switchback VR is an on-rails shooter set in the horror infused universe of Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures Anthology, which features villains from titles including The Devil in Me and The Man of Medan.
The developers sought to harness the updated hardware of the PlayStation VR2 by making use of its haptic feedback system, 3D audio, and eye-tracking capabilities. One such feature made enemies more likely to strike and move when the headset detected that the player had blinked, or looked away.
In our review IGN gave The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR a 6/10, summarizing that the virtual reality game was “a fun arcade shooter”, but that it’s “short length, a weak story, and lack of scares hold it back”.
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