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 PSVR2 title, and now it’s teasing a “major game update” on 21st July.
There are no patch notes just yet – they’re scheduled to be deployed the day the update drops – but a community manager for the Guildford developer has been teasing some of the improvements on Reddit. “There are plenty of texture/graphical changes and several exciting new features (including FSR and foveated rendering) coming in this patch to help address the reported graphical issues,” they confirmed.
Switchback VR was an ugly game at launch on PSVR2 – despite Sony’s new headset boasting much higher resolution than its predecessor, it actually looked worse than a lot of original PSVR games. The gameplay also wasn’t great, due to most enemies simply soaking up bullets. It’ll be interesting to see how far the developer’s gone here, but it seems fairly confident about the update.