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