In an update about new additions to the beta version of the game, Phasmophobia developer Kinetic Games revealed that “the ghost will now listen for player voices when hunting.” The biggest news for most Phasmophobia players, however, was that the game didn’t already include this feature.
In a subsequent reply, Kinetic confirmed that it was added to the game because “lots of people thought it was a feature” already. With the game already allowing for audio input for communicating both with other players and with the ghost, as well as antagonizing ghosts by calling out their name, it’s no surprise players believed that mic input would also lead a ghost to their location. The bad news is, if the ghosts weren’t using those clues before, they’re about to get even more deadly on a hunt.
— Phasmophobia (@KineticGame) January 11, 2021
Kinetic have elaborated that the update will be “based on how loud your mic is,” meaning players will still be able to safely whisper while being hunted. Another recent update also improved ghosts’ hunting behaviors, allowing ghosts to remember a player’s last known location and to search that area first.
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