- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 16th Mar 2023
- 16th Mar 2023
- PSVR Support
- PlayStation VR2 (Required)
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Ride it out
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a rails shooter with a rollercoaster theme, was one of the surprise highlights of PSVR’s catalogue, so there was understandable enthusiasm surrounding the announcement of Supermassive’s spiritual successor, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR. Unfortunately, this is a dour shadow of a follow-up, let-down by...
Free update available now
The dramatically improved PSVR2 rails shooter The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR – which was a dismal experience on day one – has quietly added a Horde Mode in a free post-release update. The press release teases: “New horde mode! Will you survive the rooms of doom?” It adds: “On this s
Fans report a dramatic upgrade
Despite being billed as a spiritual successor to Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, rails shooter The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR was dismally disappointing at launch. While its gameplay was tired, it also looked surprisingly bad: low resolution and blurry, with bad textures across the board. Honestly, it didn’t feel like...
Foveated rendering and graphical improvements incoming
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR was a hugely disappointing spiritual successor to rails shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, and one we described as “scruffy” in our dismal 4/10 review. Supermassive Games had promised to improve the
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is a huge disappointment, as illustrated in our review – and one of its biggest issues is just how blurry it looks. While the game has been developed exclusively for PSVR2, it barely looks like a step-up from PSVR, with muddy, middling visuals and even the odd performance hiccup. It’s not the only...
House of horrors
At what point do we consider Until Dawn a curse? UK developer Supermassive has been trying to better the PS4 narrative horror for the best part of a decade, with both its ongoing The Dark Pictures anthology and standalone The Quarry coming up short. Now, based on the first half of our playthrough, we’re sad to report that the...
Scared to death
The Trophy list is out for rails shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood’s spiritual successor, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR. Just browsing the trinkets, it looks like you’ll be well on your way to the Platinum purely by beating the campaign. There are then collectibles in the form of “marked gargoyles”, which you’ll need to...
In depth gameplay walkthrough revealed
There's a big list of PSVR2 launch titles and PS5 updates for early adopters of the VR headset to play on launch day, and you can see them all in our All PSVR2 Launch Games guide. But what's there to look out for after 22nd February 2023? While Sony hasn't really revealed much beyond the launch window, there's...
Pushed back by a few weeks
Supermassive Games has made the decision to delay The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR out of its original release date of 22nd February 2023 alongside the PSVR2. Instead, it'll now arrive a few weeks later on 16th March 2023. The studio says the delay is so the virtual reality title can receive further polish in the lead-up...
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR has been announced as another PSVR2 launch game after its new PS Store listing revealed a release date of 22nd February 2023. The title costs £32.99/$39.99, and pre-ordering nets you goodies such as a golden gun and a bobblehead for your cart. It joins the likes of
Will you play Until Dawn?
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, with its on-rails ghost house horror, was one of the surprise stories of PSVR – and it’s getting a spiritual successor, in the form of The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR for PSVR2. This is following closely in the trembling footsteps of its predecessor, sending you on a thrill-ride through some...
Immerse yourself in this fast-paced rollercoaster action-horror shooter where every move you make could mean the difference between life and death!
Experience the thrill of the most nightmarish VR roller coaster action-shooter, enhanced by the innovative features of PlayStation® VR2 and set inside the sinister world of The Dark Pictures Anthology.
Switchback VR will take players on a multi-sensory ride on a sinister rollercoaster from hell:
- Survive the horrifying Ghost Ship and its distorted apparitions.
- Confront hideous demonic incarnations of persecuted ‘witches’ in 17th-century New England.
- Fight for your life against other-worldly vampires trapped beneath the desert.
- Escape the horrifying World’s Fair Hotel with a sadistic serial killer out for blood.
- Discover how your story connects these worlds, and make sense of the nightmare that is Switchback
Come face to face with the most terrifying antagonists from Season One of the Dark Pictures Anthology and feel the horror up-close with the PlayStation® VR2’s innovative capabilities:
- DON’T BLINK! - Using Eye Tracking, your enemies are upon you in the blink of an eye.
- HOLD ON TIGHT – Endure every bump and drop as your cart speeds along the tracks with Haptic Feedback bringing that roller-coaster feeling to life
- FEEL THE TENSION – Adaptive Triggers make each weapon feel unique as you unload on terrifying enemies that emerge from the shadows
- MIND YOUR HEAD - Avoid falling beams, overturned buses and hanging witches. Headset Rumble ensures that you’ll feel it if you don’t!
- Plus, 4K HDR and 3D audio supported.