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How to Play Phasmophobia on Oculus Quest

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Scary games are extremely fun to play, but have you tried playing one in VR?

If not, Phasmophobia is the ideal game to begin with. This ghost-hunting simulator keeps the players on their toes while providing an enjoyable experience simultaneously. Phasmophobia is playable in several VR headsets, including the Oculus Quest 2. 

If you plan on playing the game on Quest 2, here’s how you can do so without facing any hiccups. Keep reading!

What Is Phasmophobia? 

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Phasmophobia is a four-player co-op game that falls under the psychological horror genre. The game is available for purchase on Steam and has gained popularity in recent months. 

Unlike other horror games, Phasmophobia focuses on ghost hunter simulation, where you get to partner up with your friends to find ghosts. It takes place in a first-person perspective, which is a new take on ghost-hunting simulators. The overall idea of the game is to gather evidence or clues and figure out what type of ghost haunts the property. 

If you make the right guess, you get additional pay, which can then be used to buy better ghost-hunting equipment. The game offers realistic gameplay with tools such as EMF readers, spirit boxes, smudge sticks, salt, and thermometers. 

In certain properties, you may even find an ouija board, which can help you communicate with the spirit. However, it can also trigger the ghost to begin hunting, so you might want to use the board strategically. 

The game is available in both PC and VR versions, with the PC version being much calmer. On the other hand, the VR version might need the players to be braver since the ghosts look a lot more realistic. Of course, the last thing you want is to be locked in a haunted house with an overly-realistic ghost. But it makes the horror game much more enjoyable! 

Since there are over ten types of ghosts with various abilities, the game won’t turn boring anytime soon. You’ll always be alarmed when the lights start flickering in the middle of your investigation! 

Can You Play Phasmophobia on Oculus Quest? 

Whether or not you can play this popular horror game on Oculus Quest is a common question. The answer is yes; you can most definitely play the game on the Quest headset. However, Phasmophobia is only available on Steam, so you cannot download it directly from the Oculus Quest store. 

Phasmophobia was initially released with a couple of bugs and glitches that made setting it up with a VR headset a difficult task. By April 2022, Phasmophobia fixed this issue, and Kinetic Games made the VR mechanics a lot smoother, which made the setup process easier. The game runs smoothly on any kind of VR headset, wired or wireless, which is definitely a plus. 

It is quite simple to begin playing Phasmophobia on your Oculus Quest 2 headset. Let us take a detailed look at how to play Phasmophobia on Oculus Quest.

How To Play Phasmophobia On Oculus Quest 2 

As mentioned, Phasmophobia can be played on the Oculus Quest 2 in two methods; wired and wireless. Though the wired headset connection might be easier to set up, some may prefer the freedom wireless connections give. We’ll take a look at both options. 

Before you begin connecting the headset to your PC, ensure that the computer meets all Oculus Link PC requirements. At the bottom of the page, you will find a list of GPU-compatible hardware, which can be used as a reference to check your PC compatibility. 

Once you’ve made sure everything is compatible with the Oculus Link, you can enable the Oculus Link option and begin connecting your headset. 

Playing With A Wired Headset Connection

To connect your headset to the PC, you will need a link cable, which is usually available in most electronic stores. Attach either end of the cable to your PC and your Oculus Quest headset. This will allow you to stream/play the game on the VR headset with the help of your computer. 

Once you’ve connected the wire, open the Oculus app. After turning the headset on, connect the headset to the computer via the link cable or a USB C cable. Plug the other end of the cable into a 3.0 USB port on your computer. 

After this, you will receive a prompt in the Oculus app to “Allows access to data.” Make sure you deny the prompt, and in case you accept it accidentally, unplug the headset and redo the entire process. 

You will receive another pop-up asking you to “Enable Oculus Link.” Click “Enable,” which would begin the remote rending process through the Oculus Link. Now, just open Steam, download, and launch Phasmophobia to begin playing. 

Although the wired connection is easy to set up, it can be quite limiting when it comes to movement. However, getting a 5-meter Link cable can temporarily solve this problem and give you enough freedom to move around. When playing Phasmophobia VR, people usually opt for a wired headset as it eliminates the possibility of any interference, input delays, texture issues, and game lag. 

Playing With A Wireless Headset Connection 

To play Phasmophobia on the Oculus Quest 2 wirelessly, you will need the Air Link feature of Oculus. The Air Link feature enables you to play the game on Steam without the need for any additional cables or wires. Though this feature is still undergoing development, it is a fun tool to experiment with and play Phasmophobia. Here are the steps to playing Phasmophobia wirelessly on Oculus Quest 2. 

Begin by downloading the PC Oculus Quest 2 application from the Oculus website, and log in using either Facebook or your Oculus account. In the app, open the Oculus app settings, select the “Beta tab,” and enable the Air Link button. Your PC is now ready to be paired. 

Proceed to your Oculus Quest 2 headset and open up its settings page. In the settings page, you will find the Experimental Features tab, selecting which you can toggle on the Air Link feature. Once your PC and Quest 2 headset are set up, open Steam, press play Phasmophobia VR, and enjoy! 

When you toggle on the Air Link on both devices, it automatically connects with each other, enabling you to play the game through a wireless connection. Though it is a useful tool, the Air Link feature does have its drawbacks. 

The major drawback is the fact that it depends on Wi-Fi, which means a drop in the network will result in your gaming experience being compromised. It can also result in unnecessary lags and cause texture problems, making the overall game look unpleasant. 

System Requirements For Phasmophobia 

64-bit operating system and processor 

Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/ AMD FX 8350

Operating System: Windows 10 ( 64-bit) 

Memory: 8GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290

Storage: 13 GB minimum 

Network: Broadband Network Connection 

These are the minimum specifications for VR devices. If you are playing on a PC, the minimum specs will be lower. 


Processor: Intel i5- 4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

Operating system: Windows 10 ( 64-bit )

Storage: 15 GB minimum 

Phasmophobia On Oculus Quest: Rumors 

As you may know by now, Phasmophobia is not available on the Oculus store and cannot be played directly on Quest 2. Since you can easily sync your PC to the headset via a cable or wirelessly to play the game, Kinetic Games doesn’t plan on releasing it on Oculus soon. 

However, sources have come across a Trello board that mentioned Phasmophobia under a list of “backlogs” goals. This may be an indication that there are chances of the game being released on the Oculus store or the Oculus Quest 2. 

Although you will have to keep in mind that it is under a category called “backlogs” and might not be a priority. So, you may have to depend on your Link cables and Air Link connections to play Phasmophobia instead of waiting for a Quest-specific release. 

By the end of 2021, a VR rework was mentioned as a part of the 2022 Major Update Roadmap. This also includes the shift from SteamVR to OpenXR, along with an update for the unity engine. 

Oculus is also working on the Oculus Quest 3 (or Meta Quest 3), which leaves people hoping to see Phasmophobia on the platform. Another reason why Phasmophobia on Quest 3 might work is because of the immense success the game garnered in Quest 2. 

Additionally, one of the developers from Kinetic Games mentioned on Twitter that they do wish to release the game on Quest 2. However, they plan to do so only after early access. 

Final Words

Phasmophobia is a game that is getting popular by the minute, and VR only enhances its appeal. If you own an Oculus Quest 2 headset, the good news is you can easily set it up and play the game on it. Irrespective of whether you are using it with a wired connection or wireless, the overall game experience is impressive.

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  • Immersive Experience: Realistic graphics and sounds as well as a minimal user interface ensure a totally immersive experience that will keep you on your toes.
  • Unique Ghosts: Identify over 20 different ghost types, each with unique traits, personalities, and abilities to make each investigation feel different from the last.
  • Equipment: Use well-known ghost-hunting equipment such as EMF Readers, Spirit Boxes, Thermometers, and Night Vision Cameras to find clues and gather as much paranormal evidence as you can. Find Cursed Possessions that grant information or abilities in exchange for your sanity.
  • Full Voice Recognition: The Ghosts are listening! Use your actual voice to interact with the Ghosts through Ouija Boards and EVP Sessions using a Spirit Box.

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  • Locations: Choose from over 10 different haunted locations, each with unique twists, hiding spots, and layouts.
  • Game Modes: With 5 default difficulties and hand crafted weekly challenges, there are plenty of ways to test your skills.
  • Teamwork: Dive in head first, get your hands dirty searching for evidence while fighting for your life. If you're not feeling up to the task, play it safe and support your team from the truck by monitoring the investigation with CCTV and motion sensors.
  • Custom Difficulty: Create your own games to tailor the difficulty to your or your group's needs, with proportional rewards and come up with crazy game modes of your own!

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  • Co-operate: Play alongside your friends with up to 4 players in this co-op horror where teamwork is key to your success.
  • Play together: Phasmophobia supports all players together, play with your friends with any combination of input types.

System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 21 GB available space
  • VR Support: OpenXR
  • Additional Notes: Minimum Specs are for VR, lower specs may work for Non-VR.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-10600 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

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Ovilus Ghost Box

Ovilus speaks again the legendary ovilus returns unleashing words from the beyond..

Are you looking for the most advanced tool for spirit communication? Look no further than the Ovilus! Ovilus® takes spirit communication to a whole new level of information and ease. Ovilus converts environmental readings into words with ease, features and portability.

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Ovilus 5 Ghost Box for Ghost Hunting Word Communication

Features of the Ovilus 5b

  • 8 modes to choose from: words, drawing, motion, proximity and more
  • See and hear responses with text display and audible voice
  • Full color touch screen
  • Multiple voices and language options
  • Long-life rechargeable battery
  • NEW red faceplate
  • NEW   molded rugged enclosure (no more 3D printing)

The Ovilus 5 is the latest innovation in ghost box technology and is designed to help investigators detect and communicate with the spirit world. It features 8 unique modes, including dictionary mode, draw mode, energy mode, phonetic mode, and proximity sensing and more, all designed to help you connect with entities in a variety of ways.

No random words were harmed (or even used) in the making of this device.

The device works by scanning through environmental readings and correlates those with a list of words and phrases, and more. Utilizing a combination of precision sensors to detect changes in the environment it allows ghosts to communicate with us precisely. As a result, the Ovilus 5 is able to convert these environmental readings into words, making it quick and easy for investigators to gather evidence during investigations.

The Ovilus Formula - The Standard for Spirit Communication

Ovilus has been teaching spirits what activity produces what words for almost two decades. Our own language, if you will. This long-standing formula has never changed and that codex continues in this new model. The readings-to-word system specifically chooses a word based on specific readings. As such, it has never used any kind of random generation.

You might consider the Ovilus a "secret sauce" that no other device can match. For over 15 years as more people have used the Ovilus, we have been essentially "teaching" entities what environmental changes or combinations can produce what word. As such, Ovilus will always continue this linguistic formula as a standard nomenclature exclusive to the Ovilus since inception.

Ovilus Modes

The Ovilus 5 is highly beneficial for investigators as it provides quick and easy access to evidence during investigations, saving investigators time and effort. It is also easy to use, making it accessible for investigators of all levels of experience.

The Ovilus is designed to supply you with many different ways to experiment: Dictionary Words, Drawing, True/False and Phonetic Mode are all designed for ITC research and experimentation. Proximity and Energy modes detect energy while Motion mode detects motion and vibration. All three screens are designed to easily visualize and understanding changes in the environment.

Ovilus 5 Mode Screens

  • Dictionary Mode

One of the most notable features of the Ovilus 5 is its Dictionary Mode, which is specifically designed to help investigators communicate with spirits. In this mode, the device selects words from a set of dictionary words that correlate with environmental readings, creating a form of automatic writing in digital form.

In this mode, you will be able to see and hear words chosen based on environmental readings. Chosen words will be displayed immediately on the screen and an audible voice will be heard. When energy changes are detected, the magnitude of the change is used to select 1 of 2048 predefined words. This form of communication is based on the ITC theory that spirits may be able to manipulate ambient energy and associating those fluctuations with words. As such, Ovilus does not employ any form random generation.

Ovilus also includes a Log Mode for viewing the full list of spoken words. This mode is helpful for checking the list of words voiced during Dictionary Mode sessions.

In Draw Mode, the Ovilus 5 detects and converts changes in the environment into colored pixels on the screen, allowing investigators to potentially capture images a spirit might want to illustrate in their communication. Ovilus will draws blocks across the screen in colors derived from environmental readings. This mode is a different method of ITC providing a visual that have the potential show us images or pictures.

  • Energy Mode

Energy Mode displays a graph of EMF energy designed to detect changes in the electromagnetic field, which is believed to be a sign of spirit activity. Energy level readings will be shown in a sine wave style similar to an oscilloscope. Showing the wave allows you to visualize how dynamic energy fields are rather than only showing an averaged number like a magnetometer (EMF meter) does. While Energy Mode may appear to respond to vibration, it is actually responding static and electromagnetic field changes as it moves.

Motion and Proximity Modes

Utilizing the built in accelerometer this mode displays motion fluctuations enabling small movements to be visualized. Motion Mode allows you to visualize vibration and touch, a great way to detect movements such as footsteps or moving objects.

The Proximity Mode detection motion which is perfect for capturing activity in a specific area or room, allowing investigators to easily pinpoint areas of interest during an investigation. Energy levels display in a radial graph.  Proximity Mode is similar to Energy Mode in the data it processes. But it allows for a different view and a proximity trigger.

  • Phonetic Mode

Maybe you want the ability to allow entities to form words not set in the dictionary. No problem. Speech is formed from a set of sounds, or phonetics. This mode allows you to gather a collection of sounds that may produce words beyond the dictionary such as names, places, slang and other languages. In Phonetic Mode there are not even predefined words - just the building blocks of speech themselves.

True / False Mode

This mode measures energy to provide Yes/Now or True/False readout. True or False Mode is designed to create a green light based on energy readings increasing and a red light based on them decreasing. This is a quick and easy way to get simple bi-polar responses, on the fly such as Yes/No, Good/Bad, Male/Female. The opportunities are endless.

Settings at Your Fingertips

A Settings Mode screen allows for full control of different aspects of Ovilus. For instance, you can change the volume, mute the speaker, clear logs and set the dictionary voice to your (or the ghost's) preference. With simple touch screen functionality you can navigate easily to the settings you need at your fingertips.

The Power of Ovilus

In summary, the Ovilus 5 is an essential tool for any investigator looking to communicate with spirits during paranormal investigations with ease and clarity. With its advanced technology and user-friendly interface, the Ovilus 5 is a must-have for any serious ghost hunter.

Bill Chappell Creator of Ovilus and Digital Dowsing

Made by GhostStop with Ovilus Inventor, Bill Chappell

We, at GhostStop, are honored and privileged to carry on the work of legendary creator and inventor, Bill Chappell. We are now manufacturing the Ovilus under Bill's direction exactly as he always has.

" For me, this passing of the torch is a chance to entrust the next generation with the technology and passion that I've been developing for so many years." - Bill Chappell of Digital Dowsing and Ovilus creator

Announcement: ghoststop + digital dowsing.

press release article

Ovilus ® is a registered trademark of Digital Dowsing, LLC (now part of Ghost Stop, LLC).

  • Size: 4.25"h x 3.15"w x 1.25"d
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs
  • Battery Life: run time may range from 12 to 20hrs depending on hits, settings and mode
  • Display: Full color touch screen
  • Voices: Male English, Female English, Male Spanish, Female Spanish
  • Battery Charging: Long-life battery rechargeable via USB
  • Battery Indicator: On-screen battery life indicator
  • Headphone port: Standard 3.5 audio jack

Quick Start Guide

Ovilus converts environmental readings into words, drawings, true/false, phonetics and more.  The Ovilus 5 is the latest in our equipment line based on the original Ovilus and all preceding ITC devices by Digital Dowsing and Bill Chappell. The primary goal of the device is to help facilitate communications with spiritual entities allowing them a quick way to communicate.

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Charging and Power

Ovilus 5 uses a rechargeable, long-life internal battery. Use a USB-Mini to USB cable to charge the device.

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Charging is complete when the charging icon no longer appears on the screen and shows just the green battery icon.

To reduce charge times we recommend a 1AMP (1000MaH). Please note that charge times will be extended if charged through a standard USB port of a computer.  Charge times will vary from 1-10 hrs or longer if using less than a 1AMP charger. Run times will range from 12 to 20hrs depending on mode, settings and amount of hits.

Changing Modes

Upon first turning on the device, a user friendly Home Menu allows you to quickly jump into a mode of your choosing. Using the touch screen, simply tap the icon indicating the mode you wish to use.

Ovilus 5 Ghost Box Home Screen Menu

From top-left to bottom right:

  • True False Mode
  • Motion Mode
  • Proximity Mode

To get back to the Home Menu at any time, just press the red home button on the bottom left of any mode screen.

Ovilus 5 Ghost Box Modes

The Ovilus V in Dictionary Mode will show the last 3 words voiced. To access a complete log of the words spoken from the Home Screen tap on the Log Mode to see a longer list.

To change the voice gender or language return to the Home Screen and go to the Settings Mode then click on Audio. You will be presented with a number of options including volume, voice and language choices.

Keep in mind, just like doing EVP and other ITC work, nothing is instant or guaranteed to produce results. Beyond that, Ovilus NEVER uses random generators.

Note: During normal operation the Ovilus will voice many words. This is natural changes in the envirionment around the Ovilus triggering the voice. If this keeps up, try taking it to another area to settle it down and begin communication.

This page only includes a brief on the extensive usage. We are working to add more directions to this web site as we continue to bring Ovilus into our product line. For a word list, see Digital Dowsing for the word lists and some additional directions. However, the directions via that link are for the older model Ovilus 5A. Some features and processes are different on the newer 5B . The word list remians the same.

Digital Dowsing

Interesting device.

Posted by Adam Ayala on Dec 20th 2023

Be sure to let it settle to the environment after turning it on...that's some advice I can give so your not getting false readings. This thing is a good tool for paranormal ghost hunting. I've used it a lot now and can say yes it's legit.


Posted by Spooky Ventures INC on Dec 15th 2023

The ov5 is a tool that i use regularly, this tool is not only essential but great for research! If your thinking about making this purchase, don't procrastinate, this is a tool that i can say as i have purchased many knock off's in the name of research and to debunk, this tool sets the bar, holds the bar, and not another compares! BUY THIS!

Quality stop at Ghoststop

Posted by Nolan Mauro on Dec 11th 2023

Yes it’s expensive but worth it. There’s not another device with such quality results. If you want a trustworthy daily driver with long battery life, this is for you.

A must have paranormal tool!

Posted by Curt on Nov 9th 2023

So happy that Bill Chappell has come aboard with Ghoststop to revive the Ovilus 5. There is a lot of technology packed into such a small box. It has 7 different features, allowing you to practically do a whole investigation with this one device. Yes it is expensive but worth the cost. I noticed that response seem more accurate when the Ovilus is placed somewhere stationary. If you hold it and walk around with it, the motion creates false positives . Thank you to the Ghoststop customer service people who assisted me.

Posted by John on Nov 1st 2023

Glad I got it. Very help tool. A must have for sure.

Posted by Fabian leyva on Oct 31st 2023

This little device works amazing. I had an investigation at the famous Oman house by the Sharon Tate murders and this was spot on when asking questions.. and so accurate that i asked how many people are in the room and it said 11 and we counted and yes there was exactly 11 people in the room

Posted by AJ on Oct 31st 2023

I recently Investigated Sweet Springs Sanitarium, I used the Ovilus 5 and was surprised by its accuracy, 5 minutes into the basement near the Slave Quarters, the Ovilus 5 Belted out the word “Slaves”.

Loads of fixtures

Posted by Bryan Young on Oct 20th 2023

Small and compact with loads of fixtures. The best ovilus ghost box and it's a must tool for any ghost investigator.

Posted by Brian England on Oct 13th 2023

Amazing item, daughter over the moon with it, cannot wait to put it in action.

Posted by Restless Investigations Paranormal on Oct 13th 2023

Shipping was super fast. multiple features all look great. Looking forward to our first investigation with this new Ovilus 5

Great tool for your arsenal

Posted by Patrick on Oct 9th 2023

Love this device. It does so much more than just spit out words. So helpful in an investigation

Like it so far

Posted by Crystal Groth on Oct 3rd 2023

I took it out a couple of times and I like it so far. I took it to the graveyard and visited my grandparents grave. It said candle then I looked down and saw that my grandmothers bday was the next day. I noticed that it works better when you set it down. If you hold it you get more words so I think affects the results.

Posted by Nick on Oct 3rd 2023

Very interesting device. I took it out to a place where i walk the dog , there is a memorial there for a lady who had her ashes scattered nearby. The yes/no energy was constantly rising to the ' increase' or ' yes ' indicator. The energy setting which i believe is emf detection was also showing a rise in the wave form. The dictionary mode gave some interesting responses too. I also had a spell of activity in my home last night about 1 am when i was watching TV. The temperature definitely dropped as i was lying on the sofa so selected the energy setting and the emf detection waves/ distortion were evident. The dictionary mode then said ' Grandma' ' and 'Watch', It stayed around and after a while i noticed a definite shift back to a 'warmer' room temperature.

Posted by Michelle Alejandro on Sep 24th 2023

The Ovilus is fantastic. Used it so far on on paranormal investigation with excellent results. Great equipment!!

Ovilus delivers!

Posted by BNR on Sep 21st 2023

The Ovilus 5 delivers pretty spot-on results. Or at least on the few investigations we've done. We're really liking it and will be considering another unit or two to add to our team so we can spread out our during our investigations.

Looks great

Posted by S. Holder on Sep 21st 2023

Havnt had chance to use it for investigation yet. But, it looks excellent, easy to use. Looks and feels very high quality.

Posted by J Smiley on Sep 21st 2023

Our group finally got to use it this past weekend, at a favorite cemetery. Our results were right on point.

Love All What Ovilus Offers

Posted by Brett on Sep 7th 2023

Received mine in late August. Shipping was very fast! Had a chance to test it out in my favorite old cemetery. Got some responses like "casket, cement, and got the number 9 right after I asked how many spirits were with me". I also love the true or false (yes or no), and vibration feature. Both got good responses. Still haven't tested out the other functions but I plan on it soon.

Posted by Angel Lopez on Sep 5th 2023

I just got in the mail my new Ovilus. I am excited to test it in the field on our investigations. Definitely will recommend to anyone.

Posted by Brenda on Sep 5th 2023

I love my new Ovilus 5. I have been waiting for 5 years to purchase one and believe me, it has been everything I hoped it would be. The very first time I turned it on n, my husband took a picture of it so I could send it to friends. Immediately after he took it, a succession of words came up including CAMERA. We have spirits in our home and they have been busy talking through the Ovilus since it came. Don’t hesitate to buy. It is well worth the money.

Red Ovilus...

Posted by Mat Crossen on Aug 23rd 2023

My Red Ovilus was just delivered, battery powered and ready to use. Turned it on and it works great. Super excited to regularly use this going forward!

Ovulis good

Posted by John oliver on Aug 3rd 2023

I used this and got good reception high quality produict very recommended.

Posted by Mike on Jul 12th 2023

I'm glad to get the Ovilus

As expected it works great

Posted by Mike on Jun 30th 2023

Thank you Bill Chapple and the folks at Ghost Stop for producing a limited run of the Ovilus 5

Amazing tool

Posted by James Boyd on Jun 25th 2023

This device is absolutely amazing, it immediately started showing us that it is actually communicating with something and not just randomly saying words. It will say what is happening around it randomly during sessions as if it was providing proof it's an entity talking with us. It started saying the name of my partners grandmother who had passed away and said the Latin word for drainage then joke just before we had a washer leak during a cycle (it hadn't done this before or since.). This device also told me to walk slower just as I tripped and almost fell in a reportedly haunted cemetery. I'm convinced it is legit and am very happy to have gotten one before they sold out.

Posted by Lisa Walsh on Jun 23rd 2023

This is really an amazing gadget . Love all the functions and how it captures any movement, voice sound for Evps and foot steps I believe it's for . I'm very happy with it and look forward to future uses

Posted by john love on Jun 14th 2023

Just arrived today and have gotten some interesting results already. Have heard: Liberty-name of nearby church, Coffin, funeral, fire, run. Church burned in 1985 from electrical panel fire. Train - as one was passing through and the kicker I heard Johnny which is my nickname. So far I'm totally impressed with it. Have also heard other thimgs but these are the one's that have special meanings for me.

Posted by Lisa Walsh on Jun 14th 2023

This is one of the coolest machines for ghost hunting! I can see why now so many want this. I'm so amazed. Fast finger tip response. I love it. Now it's time for ghost hunting! Honestly it's high-tech equipment, for serious ghost hunters. I love it!

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Are you ready to bust some ghosts? Well, you better be as Ghostbusters VR is coming to the Oculus Quest 2 (now Meta Quest 2) later this year.

This immersive new game is based on the film franchise of the same name and was announced as part of the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase . 

Much like the heroes from the classic flicks, you and a team of ghost-catching aficionados must venture into spooky locales to eradicate the undead infestations. 

Based on the trailer, it looks like you can do it while wearing a range of colorful costumes:

Beyond the fact that we'll be throwing on proton packs and hunting down ghosts, there's not much else we know right now as Mark Zuckerberg revealed this as the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase's finale piece - the 'one more thing' announcement. 

The event ended once the trailer finished playing, leaving no time for the host to tell us anything more than what we saw in the one-minute-long clip of footage.

That said, we expect we won't be waiting too long before we hear more about Ghostbusters VR. That's because at the beginning of the event the host said we'll be playing all of these games within the year.

With a 2022 or early 2023 release date on the cards, there are only so many days left before we'll have Ghostbusters VR in our hands.

So, be on the lookout for more Ghostbusters VR news over the coming months, and be sure to check back here every so often. As soon as we hear anything we'll be sure to update you on all the latest about the best VR games out there.

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Expand your ghost-hunting empire while taking on all manner of supernatural threats.

Originally announced this past April during the 2022 Meta Gaming Showcase , nDreams’ upcoming Ghostbusters VR game has received an official title and release window. The news was dropped earlier today as part of the Kinda Funny Halloween live stream , during which Sony shared more information about the cooperative VR experience.

Coming to Meta Quest 2 and PlayStation VR2 headsets in 2023, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord  will have you teaming up with friends to open your own ghost-hunting business in San Fransisco while taking on the titular Ghost Lord and his army of the undead. You can play the game cooperatively with three other players or on your own for an extra spooky experience.

Along the way, you’ll have access to an assortment of instantly-recognizable ghost-hunting tools, such as the legendary proton pack. According to Sony, you’ll be able to customize your equipment as well as one of several original characters.

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“ Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord  pits you and your proton pack against the newest, biggest villain inside a totally immersive VR Ghostbusters universe,” said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President of Virtual Reality at  Sony Pictures Entertainment . “We’re excited to give fans this first look.”

Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord will be available in 2023 on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Playstation VR 2. The game was developed by veteran VR developer nDreams ( Little Cities, Phantom: Covert Ops, Far Cry VR ) in collaboration with Sony Pictures VR.

For more information on Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord visit here .

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