First revealed at the Quest Gaming Showcase back in April as Ghostbusters VR, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and nDreams today unveiled the name of their upcoming four-player co-op: Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord. The game is slated to arrive on Quest 2 and PSVR 2 sometime next year.
Update (October 31st, 2022): SPVR today unveiled the name and some artwork (seen above) of its upcoming VR game, Ghostbuster: Rise of the Ghost Lord.
Sony says the game includes a new cast of characters running their own ghost-busting headquarters in San Francisco. The game is set to take players to places like the Golden Gate Bridge across what it calls an “extensive and engrossing campaign,” played either solo or with up to three other friends—of course to stop the titular Ghost Lord and his band of baddies.
We’re still waiting on a more precise launch date and more detailed gameplay trailer, although Quest 2 users can wishlist Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord on the Meta Quest store in the meantime.
Original Article (April 20th, 2022): Can’t say we saw that one coming. At the end of the Quest Gaming Showcase, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly appeared to introduce the world premiere of Ghostbusters VR, an upcoming Quest 2 game built around four player co-op.
Developed by veteran VR studio nDreams and set in San Francisco, CA, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality says players can expect to “solve a deep mystery across a new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe. Track, blast, and trap ghosts in gripping encounters by wielding iconic equipment. Go it alone, or as a team with up to three friends in co-op, in an extensive and engrossing campaign. Continue the Ghostbusters’ legacy, protect the city from fiendish ghosts, and experience all the humor and frights from the beloved franchise.”
nDreams is well known in the VR space as the studio behind titles like Phantom: Covert Ops and Fracked. The studio also just raised a hefty $35 million investment to further expand its VR development and publishing operations.
“With SPVR, we’ve found the perfect teammates to help bring a boundary-pushing multiplayer game to virtual reality,” says Tomas Gillo, Chief Development Officer, nDreams. “In addition, our close collaboration with the creators of the Ghostbusters franchise at Ghost Corps, combined with our extensive experience creating rich, tactile and immersive VR will blow gamers and Ghostbusters fans away.”
Ghostbusters VR is said to be a working title for the time being, and while no specific release date has been announced, Meta said that everything shown at the Quest Gaming Showcase is expected to launch in the next 12 months, presumably including Ghostbusters VR.