The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR

Supermassive Games
Available on
Released 16/03/2023
  • Offline play enabled
  • 1 player
  • PS5 Version
    PlayStation VR2 required
  • PS VR2 Sense controllers required
  • VR play style: sitting
  • PlayStation VR2 headset vibration optional
  • PS VR2 Sense controller vibration optional
  • PS VR2 Sense controller trigger effect optional

An immersive virtual reality rollercoaster set inside the world of The Dark Pictures Anthology

Lose yourself to the spine-chilling world of The Dark Pictures Anthology in this immersive horror shooter.

Leveraging the sensory power of PlayStation VR2, Supermassive Games delivers its latest trial of terror, a reactive rollercoaster where you fight for your life against all manner of creepy beasts and calculated killers.

Familiar locations from the episodic horror series' first season have been reimagined for virtual reality. Experience the thick atmosphere and watch out for the terrifying antagonists of the World's Fair Hotel, 17th-century New England, the dreaded Ghost Ship, and more.

In the ride for your life, choose your path wisely, and try to stay alive.

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR key features

Embrace the horror

Hold on tight, as every path on this terrifying ride is branching. Each experience is full of shocking twists and turns, meaning no two runs are the same.

Shoot to thrill 

As you face off against vampires, witches, and sadistic killers, feel the difference between each weapon with the Adaptive Triggers of the PS VR2 Sense Controllers.

Don't Blink!

PS VR2's innovative technology uses Eye Tracking, where your enemies are upon you in the blink of an eye. Haptic feedback means that you'll feel every rollercoaster bump and feel all devastating blows to your head with Headset Rumble.

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Supermassive Games Ltd
Horror, Shooter, Action
English, French (France), German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Screen Languages:
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish
PlayStation VR2 isn’t for use by children under the age of 12.

PlayStation VR2 is required to play the PS5 version of this game.

VR games may cause some players to experience motion sickness.

Download of this product is subject to the PlayStation Network Terms of Service and our Software Usage Terms plus any specific additional conditions applying to this product. If you do not wish to accept these terms, do not download this product. See Terms of Service for more important information.

You can download and play this content on the main PS5 console associated with your account (through the “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting) and on any other PS5 consoles when you login with your same account.

See Health Warnings for important health information before using this product.

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