A Ghostbusters Remaster is Coming to PC and Consoles This Year

A Ghostbusters Remaster is Coming to PC and Consoles This Year

The reasonably solid Ghostbusters game will get a visual tune-up.

We know who we're gonna call later this year. A high-res remaster of 2009's pretty alright Ghostbusters: The Video Game is coming sometime in 2019 to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and the Epic Game Store.

In a script penned by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and featuring both the voice and likeness of all four original Ghostbusters, the game is set just after the events of Ghostbusters 2. You join the Ghostbusters as a new recruit, learning to trap spirits and wrangle spectres.

According to a PlayStation blog post from the game's biz dev director and producer, the original in-game videos and cutscenes are all the same as the original, remastered to 4K. Expect some enhanced textures and lighting, but the same ol' gameplay. That means yes, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will be even more texture-y.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game was received somewhat warmly in 2009, though it feels like with this remaster, people are more warm to the idea of a nostalgic throwback. Bringing back all the original voice acting and likenesses of the cast—as well as a a few ghouls and ghosts—is definitely still the selling point, though. This remaster is definitely looking to tap into the nostalgia vein, and hey, I might be into that.

There hasn't been a recent video game experience for Ghostbusters fans outside 2018's mobile alternate reality ghost catcher Ghostbusters World, which tried to capture the success of Pokemon Go but had a few too many microtransactions. We'll learn more about this remaster later in the year, as we wait out the release date.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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