Phasmophobia's next update will let ghosts touch your real human body

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Phasmophobia's ghosts will soon be able to reach out from the computer screen and grasp your actual, flesh-and-blood body—assuming you've shelled out for one of those newly-supported bHaptics suits.

The latest update to the game's beta build adds support for bHaptics' full body haptic suits and face covers. Essentially, these will let the game trigger vibrations across your bod, presumably to send actual shivers down your spine when a spook shows up.

Combine that with the game's pre-existing VR support, and you should now effectively be able to fully transport your body within the multiplayer ghost-hunter sim. Granted, bHaptic's suits don't come cheap. The simplest of the company's tactical haptic vests will set you back $300, with a more expensive version containing over double the number of vibration points going for a spicy $500. 

Paranormal investigators on a budget haven't been left out of the new update, of course. On top of dozens of bug fixes and tweaks, ghosts now have a chance to snuff out candles in dimly-lit rooms—with a new reward for detecting the presence of a ghost by candlelight.

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.