2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game is being remastered for the PlayStation 4. A trailer for the game has been released and confirms that it is being developed by Saber Interactive, which recently worked on World War Z and NBA 2K Playgrounds. The PS4 game is set to launch in 2019.
The trailer states that Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will feature high-resolution visuals, but there’s no further information on any additional bells and whistles that may be included. It also seems that the original cast will once again be voicing their characters. In the game, players take control of a new member of the team, but work alongside the core cast of the movie franchise.
Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, who wrote the original movies, were involved in the creation of the game’s script, and this helped give it authenticity. In GameSpot’s original Ghostbusters: The Video Game review, Kevin VanOrd said, “If you’re a fan of the films, or just like a little bit of supernatural fun, there’s no need to glance about furtively when picking up your copy. Instead, hold your head high, confident that you’ve spent your money on a fun game worthy of its beloved license.
“The production values nail the Ghostbusters vibe. The sound effects in particular are fantastic, from eerie whispers in hotel hallways and groans of bosses to the whooshes and slurps of pulling a ghost into a trap. And while the game isn’t amazing from a technical perspective, a vibrant color palette and detailed ghost designs make the story come alive.”
A new Ghostbusters film is also in production and expected to release in 2020. It is set in the world of the of the original Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). Jason Reitman (Up In The Air, Juno), the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, is writing and directing the movie.