One of the many benefits of playing games in Early Access is seeing how they grow and improve over time. That’s been the case with Kinetic Games’ spooky ghost-hunting title Phasmophobia, which has seen a deluge of updates since entering early access in 2020. And it’s not slowing down yet. One of the most frustrating parts of the game is about to get a complete overhaul. In a preview for developers today, the Phasmophobia The team unveiled their plan for an updated in-game store and shed some light on the new Asylum map.
Now I’ve been playing the game on and off for about two years, and this update took a while to arrive. The shop of Phasmophobia is where you get anti-ghosting tools, buying them with money earned from hunts. But currently it’s a bit tedious to have to scroll through a list to buy things one at a time. And you have to do it often, because you can lose equipment after failed hunts.
Updated Shop menu will change how you equip in Phasmophobia. Instead of buying your items through the Whiteboard, the game will have a separate PC for all your shopping needs. Equipment and tools are clearly displayed with higher quality images. Clicking on items will reveal their usage, how many you have, and allow you to buy new stock or sell any surplus. You will also be able to create and save loadouts. Buying what you need will be as quick as a click.
Welcome to the asylum (again)
The Phasmophobia The team also teased the new Asylum map, Sunny Meadows. It’s smaller than the current Asylum map, which is no small relief. I can’t tell you how many times I got lost in the maze-like corridors of this map. Kinetic only offered a floor plan, showing a large first level and a much smaller second floor. The new map will completely replace the old one when released. If you like the current map, you only have a short time before the new Asylum loads Phasmophobia.
Kinetic Games didn’t offer a release window for when we’ll see the updated store or map, but did promise they’ll be here “soon.” The team ended by teasing that more updates are on the way.