Phasmophobia, the popular ghost hunting game by Kinetic Games, is entering the New Year with a refreshed roadmap, guiding players through upcoming updates leading to the much-anticipated 1.0 release. The roadmap, unique in its approach, outlines key milestones without specific release dates, offering a glimpse into the game’s future developments.
The roadmap’s lack of release windows reflects a cautious approach by Kinetic Games, possibly influenced by an office fire last year that disrupted the game’s development. This strategy allows the developers to focus on quality and innovation without the pressure of set timelines.
The updates leading to the final 1.0 version include significant enhancements such as lighting updates in version 0.9, new tasks in 0.10, and new play models in 0.11. The final overhaul in the 1.0 release promises to bring a polished and complete version of the game.
Additionally, the roadmap teases the introduction of new maps, including the Point Hope Lighthouse map. Unlike previous updates, these maps are slated for release as they are completed, rather than being bundled with major updates. This approach suggests a steady stream of fresh content for players, keeping the gameplay experience vibrant and engaging.
The Point Hope Lighthouse map, a notable upcoming addition, has already stirred excitement among the game’s community. Previews of the map, showing areas like the bathroom and basement workshop, hint at new challenges and environments for players to explore.
In tandem with introducing new maps, Kinetic Games plans to revamp existing ones. The two farmhouse maps, Grafton and Bleasdale, will undergo transformations to distinguish them more clearly. Grafton is set to appear more dilapidated, while Bleasdale will receive a more luxurious, posh makeover. This reimagining of familiar environments will provide a fresh experience even for veteran players.
The next immediate update, 0.9, is expected shortly, marking the start of this ambitious series of enhancements. While exact dates for future updates remain unspecified, the commitment to continuous improvement is evident.
Looking further ahead, Kinetic Games has plans to release Phasmophobia on consoles, including Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PSVR2. However, these versions have been delayed to an unspecified date, underscoring the developer’s focus on delivering a polished and comprehensive experience across all platforms.