With Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie set to launch this November 19, it looks like there’s more ghost bustin’ on the way even in the form of video games. Illfonic, the studio behind Friday the 13th: The Game, Predator: Hunting Grounds & more, are working on a new Ghostbusters game!Illfonic tend to make asymmetric multiplayer games and their Friday 13th game was excellent (if undersupported due to licensing problems). Predator was equally rough around the edges but less well-received.
This was confirmed by studio co-founder Raphael Saadiq in a recent podcast. When asked how many games Ilffonic has and has out, Saadiq said the following:
"Friday the 13th (was) the last one, and Predator (Hunting Grounds), and we’re working on Ghostbusters right now, and Arcadegeddon is out right now"
The part where Saadiq says it is around the 1:00:20 mark.
No other details were shared, sadly. Given Sony owns the Ghostbusters the IP, there is a chance this is a PlayStation exclusive, since Predator Hunting Grounds can only be played on a PlayStation consoles (outside of PC).
The latest mainstream Ghostbusters video game was Ghostbusters: The Video Game, which was originally released back in 2009, and developed by Terminal Reality. It was re-released for the PS4, Xbox One in October 2019.
It's unlikely to be a big budget open-world single-player game. Still... this could be very good for those missing the multiplayer component from the 2009 remaster.
It's likely to be Sony exclusive and their other games so far have been supported post-launch with DLC characters, maps, cosmetics and additional content for at least a year so if this follows the same model we'll be in for a treat.