Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ghostbusters for PS3?

If you have any interest in Ghostbusters, this video is a must-see. Hell, even if you don't like Ghostbusters, it's still impressive. The description on YouTube claims it is an "In-game movie of a Ghostbusters game prototype", and was posted by user "bostjanzoot", presumably an employee of development studio ZootFly.

Yeah, I've never heard of them either but according to their website they specialize "in the development of action adventure games for the Xbox (1 and 360) and the PC."

In any case, if that's just a prototype I'd love to see what this team could do in a full game.

There has been no announcements to my knowledge of any Ghostbusters titles for any platform but Sony Pictures holds the rights to the films so it's possible it could end up a Playstation 3 exclusive.

A new Ghostbusters game is long overdue but with the movie franchise being dormant for close to twenty years and a third movie in development hell for most of that time it's not surprising.

It's a great property though and even if a new movie isn't being planned, a game would be the perfect alternative for breathing new life into the franchise. For fans of the movies a game using the original Ghostbusters is definitely much more appealing than the thought of a Ghostbusters 3 with say, Harold and Kumar, Stifler, and Shaggy. Oh, and of course, Beyonce as the new Janine.

Hopefully we'll know shortly whether or not this is legit as ZootFly is undoubtedly being inundated with e-mails.

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