If you didn’t see this coming, worry not: we didn’t either until the magazine rolled itself up and whacked us on the head. If your thoughts are hovering around the Zootfly incidents earlier this year, we’re sorry to say that it doesn’t tie in to this new development anymore. To clear things up a bit, the December issue of Game Informer will be packing details galore of the new video game adaptation of Ghostbusters.
No scratch that – it’s a video game adaptation sequel for Ghostbusters 1 and 2. Read on some insights and some intellectual property swapping history at the full article.
Not long ago, Zootfly, a Slovenian video game studio, released a number of videos depicting a Ghostbusters game in prototype form. The game was often rumored to be in development for the Xbox 360, although the rumors did eventually die.
Why, you ask? It turns out that Zootfly were no longer developing the Ghostbusters game, because another company purchased the Ghostbusters intellectual property from Sony Pictures. That company was Universal Pictures, if Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers interview with Edmonton Sun is to be believed.
Now the news is ringing out that Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Bill Murray will be on board for more than just voice acting. In fact, reports are coming in that all three will also take up writing roles for the video game’s plot. That’s interesting considering that both Ramis and Aykroyd wrote both movies.
And here’s the real winner: it’s not an Xbox 360-only title. The game is going multiplatform, since its been reported that the Ghostbusters video game will arrive on the PC, Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. Now everybody would be a winner if only someone could get Aykroyd to make another movie.