Activision Crosses Streams, Drops Ghostbusters
July 29, 2008
Here's something unexpected. The rumor mill is chugging today about the fate of the upcoming multiplatform Ghostbusters video game. Publisher Activision has decided to cull the herd and streamline developer Vivendi Games, and unfortunately Ghostbusters is not on the list of games to be picked up. What was will be and what is will be no more, apparently.
"The only franchises that Activision Publishing will release are based on Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age and Spyro, as well as Prototype and one other game that has not yet been announced," the representative said. "We are reviewing our options regarding those titles that we will not be publishing."
I would think that the Ghostbusters game is too high profile and too far along in development to be killed outright at this point, so my hope is that some other publisher out there would have an interest in acquiring the property and releasing it. Someone must find Ghostbusters a publisher that it might live again. At troubling times like these let us remember the inspirational words of Vigo the Carpathian: "Death is but a door, time is but a window. I'll be back!"