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Ghostbusters Still In Publishing Limbo

When Activision Blizzard decided to close down the Vivendi UK branch, several titles - including the anticipated Ghostbusters video game - were suddenly left without a publishing home. At the time, Activision Blizzard's general manager Andrew Brown said they'd keep "Crash, Spyro and Prototype," but that's it.

This leaves Ghostbusters and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand in what should only be temporary limbo. According to Joystiq, neither title is going to be canceled, but the company is currently "reviewing its options regarding titles it will not be publishing." We'd like to think it'd be relatively easy to find a new publisher for these games, simply because early feedback for Ghostbusters has been somewhat positive. And besides, true classic movies can never die; provided this game eventually does arrive, and it doesn't put a black mark on the good name of the movie, gamers should be quite satisfied. The only problem right now is obvious: without a publisher, development delay seems almost inevitable, which means the game's tentative release of "TBA 2009" might just be "TBA" at this point.

We'll keep an eye on things to see what transpires; we have to believe some publisher somewhere will be interested in picking up either Ghostbusters or Blood on the Sand (or both). What do you think? Perhaps EA will snap these up like they snap everything else up...

9/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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Treydogg0011
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 4:10:19 PM
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I think we can do with out another 50 cent game. Ghostbusters is a must though!

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TEG3SH
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 4:25:44 PM
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ghost busters how nostalgic ,i just remembered the one on the sega it was a cool game.hope they give it the go.

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Ed_Wayne
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 5:09:14 PM
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EA or Microsoft will get them.

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WaR_HaWk
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 5:20:59 PM
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Sony owns movie rights, why wont they publish ps3,ps2 and psp versions?

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Naga
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 5:56:05 PM
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Quick Sony save the Ghostbusters from the evil ghost Demon EA

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fatchad420
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 6:43:55 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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LightShow
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 9:04:04 PM
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as long as EA doesnt pick it up. It'll go from promising to marginalized in a heartbeat.

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Jizmack
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 9:44:54 PM
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Yea this game looked awful at E3, no way am i buying this game unless it includes a free headset like socom. Thats right, thats why im buying socom becoz its 10 dollars. List of serious games resistance2,lbp,ff13,wkc, and maybe codWow if it has good reviews.

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Zubs
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 3:48:48 AM
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Lots of game development companies closing down or cutting down...the future of gaming looks bleak???No more 8days either :-(

Last edited by Zubs on 9/5/2008 3:49:13 AM

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Rptr0777
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 9:37:56 AM
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I also hope sony snatches up Ghostbusters because i would like to see what they do with it. I enjoyed the movie and it would be great to go back in time to rid the town of ghosts again, my favorite snippet from the game that I saw from E3 was the lovable Doughboy clawing his way towards the character looked funny in a way to me.

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