Illfonic, the developer behind Friday the 13th and Predator: Hunting Grounds, is working on a Ghostbusters game.
Saadiq let slip news that the company is working on a Ghostbusters tie-in after being asked how many games the studio currently has out. “Friday the 13th [is] the last one and Predator and we’re working on Ghostbusters right now,” Saadiq says before quickly moving on to talk about the studio’s most recent project, Arcadegeddon, which is currently available in early access and out in 2022.
Saadiq didn’t return to the topic of Ghostbusters for the rest of the interview, so we haven’t learned anything more about the game itself, or even which movie (if any) it will be drawing on. However, Sony published the developer’s previous movie tie-in game, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and also owns the Ghostbuster’s franchise, so news of the studio’s work on a game may not feel too far out of the realms of possibility for many fans. After all, who else is Sony gonna call?
While it’s still speculation at this point, Illfonic’s involvement may point to the kind of game we’ll be getting. The studio’s previous movie tie-in projects were both asymmetric multiplayer games, with both Predator: Hunting Grounds and Friday the 13th seeing one player control a formidable enemy who must defeat a group of other player-controlled survivors. Are we looking at a Busters vs. Ghost game, then?
In recent years, Ghostbusters has seen few attempts at video game adaptations. 2019’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered was the last entry to enter into the franchise and even that was a re-release of a game made ten years previously. While the Ghostbusters brand has featured to varying degrees in add-ons for games like Fortnite and Planet Coaster, fans of the supernatural series will feel that a fully-fleshed-out tie-in is long overdue.
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