They’ve created beautiful virtual reality experiences like Perfect Balloon Flight, goofy games such as Shooty Fruity and even creepy ones the likes of Bloody Zombies. Now, the award-winning VR studio, nDreams is doing the final touchups on their new adventure for Sony Pictures Virtual Reality: Ghostbusters.
In today’s press release, SPVR revealed a new game at the Meta Quest Gaming showcase. This all-new adventure for Meta Quest 2 will allow you to strap on your own proton pack and fight off ghosts who have started running amuck in San Francisco while solving a deep mystery.
“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,” says SPVR.
The project is a win/win for both companies.
“With Sony Pictures VR, we’ve found the perfect teammates to help bring a boundary-pushing multiplayer game to virtual reality,” says Tomas Gillo, Chief Development Officer at nDreams. “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.”
Jake Zim, whose title is super-long (Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment) agrees on the sentiment.
“If you’re looking to create a big, engaging multiplayer VR game that has to be experienced to be believed, who you gonna call? nDreams.”
The VR game, which uses the Quest 2 platform, has a release date of December 31, 2022. Until then you can read more about it at ghostbustersvr.com as more news will be revealed in the coming months and add it to your wish list. For those who don’t own their own VR system, the game will no doubt be featured in VR game rooms across the country. (I don’t know this for a fact, so don’t quote me – but how could it not?)
“Few franchises spark the imagination quite like Ghostbusters, and it’s even more exciting to imagine a fully featured Ghostbusters VR game,” says Chris Jurney, Metaverse Director of Publishing at Meta. “This game will give the ultimate wish-fulfilment of catching ghosts in true Ghostbusters fashion.”
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