Worst kept secret in the industry right now? It seems everyone’s talking about the new Ghostbusters game, without it even being announced yet. Earlier in the year, IllFonic boss – who really should know better, to be honest – effectively confirmed that his team’s working on a new title inspired by the iconic action-comedy series, and star Ernie Hudson has since added that he’s also on board.
Speaking as part of a panel filmed by Countdown City Geeks, the Winston Zeddemore actor said: “I just got an e-mail, because we’re doing another video game. They’re scheduling it now to do the recording, and I’m not too sure who’s going to do it; I know me and Danny (Dan Aykroyd), I think. I’m not sure Billy (Bill Murray) will do anything on it. So, there will be another video game. When they’ll bring it out, I don’t know, but it’s definitely happening.”
He added: “They’ve been sending me prototypes of the character to get the image right. Which they seem to have a hard time, somehow, creating my image. It’s so weird to me that they can get Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis to look exactly like they look, but I end up looking like Eddie Murphy or somebody.”
Hudson’s comments would imply that the project is still early in development, and while he didn’t mention IllFonic directly, it’s hard to imagine there are multiple major Ghostbusters projects in the works. It’ll be interesting to see whether Sony is involved with this at all: the developer’s previous title, Predator: Hunting Grounds, was published by PlayStation Studios – and Ghostbusters is, of course, a Sony Pictures property.
[source youtube.com, via ghostbustersnews.com, nintendolife.com, videogameschronicle.com]
I'm 100% sure a dev confirmed the game like 2 or 3 months ago! Don't know why they announce games like that lol
If it's anywhere near as entertaining as The C64 version all those decades ago then great.
If it'll be like the all girl Ghostbusters film from 2016, then count me out !
I still need to play that Ghostbusters game already out on modern consoles, since I hear a lot of good things about it.
a ghostbusters game, today, with current gen hardware, would be fantastic. imagine 4k 60 frames, hdr, ray tracing for realistic haunting shadows and lighting.
i hope it doesnt go "woke" - i wont buy it. the last ghostbusters game on xbox 360 years ago got a "remaster" on ps4. but it was really just a res bump at best. still a great game though, i remember ramis and akroyd supposedly saying that game was technically "part 3" of the movie series.
dont acknowledge that last ghostbusters movie with the female cast. it doesnt exist in actual fans' minds lol. but i hope the new game is just our 4 ghostbusters back again but with way better graphics and a 4 player online co op this time. not some goofy overhead view.. but a full-on 3rd person view game like the last one from a decade or so back.
imagine ghostbusters but "asymmetrical" like Evolve or Left 4 Dead or Dead by Daylight. where other players get to play as the monsters/ghosts!
I bet this is going to be trash with lllFonic developing it. Itll be some mp only garbage. Long live the great Atari published Ghostbusters game!
Spoiler alert, it will be abysmal.
@Pixelated that feminist woke crap of a so called reboot, film is why that game was so woke.
@Ralizah the 2009 game that got remastered is brilliant. The 2015 woke feminist tie in is more painful than slamming your testicles in a barn door which is on fire.
@MyThoughts31 If you say woke and feminist a couple more times we will truly know that you're serious 🙃
@Pixelated It was also released on PS3, not just on 360.
Fingers crossed this game is more like the 2008 game that was a direct sequel to the OG films.
Still concerned Illfonic being the dev behind this. They seem to have a hard enough time releasing any games with a campaign/story much less that are little more than tutorials for a buggy,grindy online borefest. The last people I'd like to see handle anything like Ghostbusters!🤔
I feel like they should take a close look at the Guardians of the Galaxy game. Lots of dialogue and a linear story, so the game feels like a movie.
@Pixelated it'll likely be asymmetrical mp like other Illfonic games.
Well if its anything like that Predator game it'll be a mediocre asymmetric shooter and you'll have to buy the Ghostbusters separately
Better put some respect on Winston Name. Ernie Hudson looks amazing at his age. He's seven years older than Bill Murray and looks younger than him.
Unless Terminal Reality is involved, which it seems is not the case according to this article, then I won't get my hopes up.
Terminal Reality is the only studio to ever make not only a good Ghostbusters game, but a great one. What a mistep to not get them involved again.
wait... Illfonic is making it?! hmm.. that can go either good... or bad. the debacle with the F13 license.. and predator was a free game a while back on ps4 and i tried it. it was... bleh? there's a chainsaw massacre asymmetrical game comin, i forget if illfonic is doing it. if they do ghostbusters i hope they do the license justice. lemme guess.. they'll eventually do a nightmare on elm street game in the dream warrior fashion lol.
@InsertUsername yah i know it was on ps3, but i didnt have a ps3 so i mentioned the 360 version i had.
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