The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR has become the first game to be delayed out of the PSVR 2 launch window. Originally due to be released on February 22 alongside the PSVR 2 headset, the game has now been delayed for a month to create the “most polished, terrifying experience possible.”
When is The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR release date?
A Message from the Switchback VR team. pic.twitter.com/7w5PvBv7Ps
— Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) January 23, 2023
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR will now be released on March 16, 2023 after it was delayed by approximately a month. Supermassive Games calls the game their “most ambitious VR project to date” but they need more time to provide that polished experience. As such, the game will no longer be one of the 30+ titles launching alongside PSVR 2 next month. The full statement reads:
Switchback VR is Supermassive Games’ most ambitious VR project to date, taking players through 5 extensive worlds that branch through various terror-filled rollercoaster routes based on the Dark Pictures franchise.
It has always been our aim to release in the launch window of the new PSVR 2 headset but it is also massively important to us that you, the players, receive the most polished, terrifying experience possible when you strap in for your first ride in Switchback VR. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to set a new launch date of March 16th, 2023.
Thank you for all your excitement and patience — it really means the world to us! We cannot wait to reveal more about our sinister rollercoaster from hell and watch this space for our new gameplay features video coming very soon!
The good news is that there we’ll be seeing more of the game relatively soon in the form of a new video. Players were hoping for a PSVR 2 showcase before the launch of the new headset, but its appearance at CES 2023 is likely to have thwarted that.