2009's Ghostbusters Video Game May Be Coming Around Again
May 13, 2019
I spent a lot of time and energy both writing about and playing Ghostbusters: The Video Game in 2009, so you know that my interest is piqued when I see that Taiwan's gaming rating agency (their version of the ESRB) has rated a Xbox One version of the game slated for release (one would hope a PlayStation 4 version is in the mix somewhere too). Considering that the original developer, Terminal Reality, is long gone and the original publisher, Atari, isn't exactly a gaming powerhouse anymore, the listing credits the port job to Mad Dog Games who in recent years has worked on games such as NBA Playgrounds, World of Speed, and Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. So... we will see.
The game itself could use a little polish on the backend of things as the PlayStation 3 version had some nasty bugs on release including an issue with wiping out save data(!) and performance issues in the library level. The game also included an online multiplayer mode that had problems of its own, so I don't know if anyone would shed any tears if that part of the game didn't make the cut this time. Either way, Ghostbusters: The Video Game was a great use of the license, was true to the lore of the movies & the animated series, and definitely deserves your attention. Let's hope this pans out as I will gladly play through it again on current generation hardware if it's a solid conversion.