Phasmophobia's anniversary update takes some sting out of losing

Phasmophobia's anniversary update takes some sting out of losing

Oh, and it completely overhauls the journal.


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An ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe ꜰᴏʀ cooperᴀᴛive hᴏʀrᴏʀ ɢᴀᴍᴇ Phᴀsmophobia launcʜᴇd ᴏɴ Septemʙᴇr 18th, kickɪɴg ᴏᴜᴛ sᴏᴍᴇ nɪᴄᴇ chᴀɴges ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ ɪɴᴅɪᴇ ꜰᴏʀ ɪᴛs ᴠᴇʀʏ sᴜᴄᴄᴇssful ꜰɪʀsᴛ yᴇᴀʀ. If ʏᴏᴜ ꜰᴏʀɢᴏt, ᴡᴇ publɪsʜᴇd a ᴘɪᴇᴄᴇ wʜᴇre tʜᴇ authᴏʀ cᴀʟʟed ɪᴛ "tʜᴇ ʙᴇst ghost ɢᴀᴍᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ." We ᴀʟsᴏ ɢᴀᴠᴇ ɪᴛ ᴀɴ aᴡᴀʀd ᴀs tʜᴇ ʙᴇst co-op ɢᴀᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ 2020.

For its first birthday, Phasmophobia has gotten a total redesign of the journal, making tracking what ghostly goings-on are relevant much easier. It's now far simpler to navigate, and you can cross off evidence as you go.

Perhaps most relevant for some of us, I won't say who, it's now a bit nicer to lose. Rather than a flat $10 for failing a contract, you instead get an insurance payout based on the chosen difficulty. You'll also now get to know what type of ghost you failed against, which is nice for learning the game's 16 and rising flavors of spooky goober.

As sprinkles on top, Phasmophobia now has an offline singleplayer mode.

The update was accompanied by a short, but sweet note from the solo developer who started Kinetic Games. "It has been an amazing year for Kinetic Games and Phasmophobia and I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support. Today, Phasmophobia is one of the highest rated games on Steam which is incredible and something I never imagined happening," it says. You can read the entire update on Steam.

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