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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Gets a High-Res Remaster This Year

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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Gets a High-Res Remaster This Year

Featuring cutscenes remastered in 4K from the original source material, as well as enhanced textures and lighting.

Hello, PlayStation.Blog readers! I’m Matt McKnight, the biz dev director and producer on the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered. That’s right, we’re breaking some news globally today. The game that’s been known as a love letter to Ghostbusters fans is making a high-resolution comeback!

I still remember the first time I ever heard about Ghostbusters. It had launched in theaters in the summer of 1984 and I knew had to catch it on the big screen. It was playing at the great old Coronet Theater in San Francisco (which now happens to be a senior housing facility). What followed was a smash hit in creativity, comedy, and universe building. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson had starred in one of the most successful action comedy films of its time — a film written by Aykroyd and Ramis themselves.

Over two decades later, Ghostbusters: The Video Game released, and I was excited but cautious. Licensed games can often be an afterthought, but I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. The game was also penned by Aykroyd and Ramis, and featured a story set shortly after the events of Ghostbusters II. Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, and Hudson are all in the game with their voices and likenesses. It became a game beloved by fans that really made you feel like you were joining the team and participating in a Ghostbusters movie.

We’re incredibly honored and excited to announce Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be launching on PS4 in 2019. All of the in-game videos and cutscenes were found on a hard drive in storage from one of the original creators and remastered in 4K. The great storytelling and audio has all been preserved while enhanced textures and lighting complete the package.

For those who haven’t played the original game, you’ll join the Ghostbusters as the new rookie recruit. Using tools like the PKE Meter and trusty Proton Pack, you’ll learn to hunt, wrangle, and trap ghosts with the team across iconic New York City locations like Times Square and Central Park. You’ll upgrade your ghost traps and Proton Pack. The Proton Pack will have alternate firing modes such as Shock Blast and Slime Blower.

Getting into wild, funny, and exciting ghostly adventures with the Ghostbusters through all the action brings a big smile to my face, and we hope it does the same for you. We can’t wait to announce more details about the game soon. Until then, don’t cross the streams!

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  • WarriorOfLightRB

    I AM SO HAPPY. CATS AND DOGS LIVING TOGETHER HAPPY.

  • Looks great, but…

    Where is Winston?

  • EightBitArtist

    Is the remaster going to include the online mode from the original? I remember getting a few of the trophies for the online mode being way too grindy.

  • This game was so amazing, but I already beat it a few times. Please add PSVR Support and I’m sold again! It would be the greatest thing ever! Still awesome for everyone else who hasn’t experienced it before though.

    • Ralstonizer

      They’re not going to add PSVR support to a port of a 10 year old 3rd person game. Don’t be ridiculous.

    • La noire vr

    • Kinky_Friedman

      Hellblade (another 3rd person game) also has VR support, and it’s meant to be very impressive.

  • KidGreengene

    Greg Miller approves

  • i had played the original game on my zx spectrum back in the day and i am truly wondering how they tweaked the gameplay since it was quite hard on that rubbery keyboard, or maybe it was hard because i was 9 or 10 back then… :D

  • YES PLEASEEEEE I’LL TAKE 10

  • PopCornNut83

    physical copies? I really wish this one would get some fancy collectors edition!

  • JamieBhoyBoom998

    YES we need physical copies with a disc Ghostbusters is an experience like spider man 2018 now all we need is Back to the future part 1,2,3 I want to drive the delorean to another time maybe PlayStation 5 If not bring on the new Batman game for Christmas XD

  • Jonny__Tbone

    omg i never get excited for a remaster game but holy f*** i loved this game, i can’t wait

  • ChaseHammerJ

    Awesome. I own it on PS3. I’ll have to own it again when this releases.

    Thank you!

  • Please add an HDR mode! :D

    • HDR would actually be pretty awesome for the traps, ghosts and proton streams. Seconded!

  • Is the remaster still gonna allow Sixaxis-style motion controls?

    It’s crazy to realize that it’s been 10 years since the PS3 game! I’ve always meant to play it, and now I have a great way to do so! Can’t wait!

  • Thanks for bringing this game back. Hope it has a retail release. Would also be great if you support HDR.

  • Great game, I beat it on PS3. Since the PS4 offers no backwards compatibility with PS3 games, developers have to port it to the PS4. Offering just higher resolution isn’t enticing enough for me to buy it again. What I’d really wanna know is will this remaster run at a smooth and consistent 60 fps?

  • MisterStickyHand

    This’ll be freaking awesome, man.

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