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Ghostbusters Ain't Busted Yet

When Activision decided to "streamline" its Vivendi Operations, several big-name projects got dropped from their publication schedule. One of them was Ghostbusters, which means it needs to find a new publishing home or disappear entirely.

Well, according to a brief ray of hope issued by an article over at The Cut Scene, it seems that Sony Pictures is definitely still planning to release the game at some point in 2009. The official statement on the matter is as follows: "this has presented [Sony Pictures Consumer Products] with an opportunity to reevaluate the game release marketing strategy to potentially coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original film in '09." Yes, that's right, next year marks the 25th anniversary of the original "Ghostbusters" movie...makes you feel old, doesn't it? Anyway, we have no further information on this just yet, but it's good to know that Sony isn't about to let the game fall by the wayside just 'cuz it got "streamlined" out of the loop. Perhaps they can get EA to pick it up; they'll pick up just about everything, won't they?

The game remains promising in our eyes, and now all it needs is a publisher who believes in its quality and sales potential. Keeping it under wraps until the 25th anniversary of the film isn't a bad idea, either.

Related Game(s): Ghostbusters

8/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

ThePoetRazel
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 11:19:20 AM
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Please, don't even joke about EA getting their hands on this. I'd actually like to buy this game you know.

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Odd Child
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 3:05:17 PM

Hope someone picks this up, looks like a pretty nice game. Who ya' gonna call. Ghost Busters!

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psxjunkhead85
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 12:52:05 PM
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Is this a exclusive ps3 title?

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fatchad420
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:00:33 PM

I was wondering the same thing because Sony does own the rights to the film.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:36:49 PM
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As far as I know, it was always scheduled to be a multiplatform title. Remember, Activision was initially the publisher, and like EA, they're really not into console exclusivity. Besides, I believe early footage of the game running has been on the Xbox 360.

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Jed
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 7:30:36 PM

It will also come out for the PC and playstation 2. I think I might have heard about a handheld version, but i'm not sure about that.

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AscientDire
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 2:34:05 PM
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Honestly, I'm surprised some publisher hasn't picked this up yet. You'd think this would be the jackpot for someone...

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WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 6:52:29 PM
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Sony should publish it!!!

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 6:58:06 PM
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This whole confusion stems from the fact that Sony is so damned big. Sony Pictures and Sony Computer Entertainment are essentially different companies. Sony Pictures licenses out to big publishers in hopes of getting the most sales. Sony Pictures game tie-ins are always multi-platform. Just look at the SpiderMan Movie Games. Ghostbusters is and always has been multiplatform.

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bdizzle
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 1:03:04 AM
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Still sony should publish it. That would ease the licensing negotiations a lot easier. Farm out the 360 publishing. That way we don't get a watered down multiplat. Take advantage of blu-ray storage.

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