This goes in the rumor bin, but as many of you many know with the Activision Blizzard merger several games became orphans without a publisher. Two high profile games that were left without parents were Brutal Legends and Ghostbusters. Now the word on the street is Sony maybe looking at publishing Ghostbusters as a PS3 exclusive.
Ghostbusters is the latest video game in the series created by Terminal Reality and originally a planned effort between Vivendi Universal and Sony Pictures. However once the merger between Activision and Blizzard finalized developers Terminal Reality found it’s latest game Ghostbusters without a publisher.
The Ghostbusters IP is owned by Sony Pictures and it has been stated that in light of this game losing Activision as the publisher it gave Sony Pictures some time to reevaluate the marketing strategy.
“this has presented [Sony Pictures Consumer Products] with an opportunity to reevaluate the game release marketing strategy to potentially coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original film in ’09.”
This hints that the game either already has a publisher or Sony Pictures plan on releasing this game eventually by finding one.
Now the word on the street is Sony Pictures turned to internal Sony Computer Entertainment division to have this game published under the Playstation branch. Up to this point everything sounds plausible.
Now the part that isn’t clear is if SCE will indeed publish this game because Sony only publishes PS3 exclusive games, which would mean the Xbox 360 version would get the axe even though both versions are near completion.
I am not so sure Sony Pictures is willing to let that happen with the time and amount invested in this project.
However just recently Terminal Reality boss Mark Randal said:
â€œGhostbusters will be published,…” “Thatâ€™s all I can say at the moment.â€
That sounds like verification they have found a publisher but they are not revealing who it is right now. Now that’s odd, why on Earth would they choose not to reveal the publisher?
Don’t get too worked up folks it’s just a rumor at this point, so it may not even be true. It could be Microsoft for all we know, surprise, surprise.