Sony Pictures Virtual Reality just announced a brand new Ghostbusters VR game during today's Meta Quest Gaming showcase, one which promises to leave the franchise's usual New York City establishing favor of San Francisco. Several virtual reality titles based on existing game titles and licensed properties were shown off throughout the latest Meta Quest event, such as the recently-released Resident Evil 4: The Mercenaries VR, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution, and a VR version of In our midst which will give players a first-person view because they search for Imposters within their midst.
Speaking from the scary and also the supernatural, the Ghostbusters franchise has seen its fair share of gaming announcements recently, including a brand-new title from Friday the 13th: The Game developer IllFonic called Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. Set after the events of last year's Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Spirits Unleashed might find original Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson reprise their roles as Ray and Winston as they mentor a new team of spirit hunters within an asymmetrical multiplayer title that puts four players becoming the titular Ghostbusters and lets the fifth control the Ghostbusters franchise mascot Slimer. Meanwhile, there's a second Ghostbusters gaming within the works, one that will offer fans both a brand new perspective and setting because they attempt to trap the undead.
Earlier today, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality announced the tentatively-titled Ghostbusters VR during the Meta Quest Gaming showcase. Produced by nDreams, the award-winning studio behind VR titles like Phantom: Covert Ops, Fracked, and Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity, Ghostbusters VR happens to be set for release around the Meta Quest 2 and will put players in charge of a brand new Ghostbusters division operating out of San Francisco. These players will be able to hunt down ghosts with a couple from the Ghostbusters franchise's most iconic equipment and join up with friends in four-player online co-op. “With SPVR, we've found the perfect teammates to assist bring a boundary-pushing multiplayer game to virtual reality,” nDreams Chief Development Officer Tomas Gillo explained in a press release earlier today. “In addition, our close collaboration with the creators from the Ghostbusters franchise at Ghost Corps, coupled with our extensive experience creating rich, tactile and immersive VR will blow gamers and Ghostbusters fans away.”
Ghostbusters VR's San Francisco setting is definitely an interesting subject of note about the new game, as most Ghostbusters media centered around the original film continuity largely stay with Nyc – although Afterlife recently happened within the fictional small capital of scotland- Summerville, Oklahoma. This was true in previous games like 2009's Ghostbusters: The recording Game, that was met with high praise among fans because of its solid plot (penned by Dan Akroyd and his Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis) cheap all of the original cast members returned to steer the player through another spirit-wrangling adventure.
The idea of the Ghostbusters branching out into other famous cities like Bay area is interesting, and also the Ghostbusters franchise includes enough creepy spectral enemies to create a harrowing and memorable VR adventure with each one player or four. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and nDreams have promised to reveal more details about Ghostbusters VR in the coming months.