I played Switchback VR on PSVR 2 – it's blinking terrifying (and I love it)

Switchback VR on PSVR 2; a zombie nurse shocks a person wearing a VR headset
(Image credit: Supermassive Games / Future)

There's a moment in my playthrough of PSVR 2 horror game The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR where everything you think you know about VR games is pushed out of the nearest window and the game begins to actually change depending on where you look and if you blink. Yes, just blinking in this game can affect the world and, well… it points to a whole new way to experience games.

Switchback VR is one of the best games for PSVR 2 and it's not even out yet (this game releases 16 March). It's already my personal favourite games on Sony's new headset. The blink mechanic was devised after the game's director Alejandro Arque Gallardo first saw the PSVR 2 specs, and decided eye-tracking will be crucial. He wasn't wrong.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.