Ghostbusters VR is arriving next year and it’s now known as Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord.
We’ll let that sink in for a second. Ghostbusters VR is now Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord. It’s not the punchiest title ever, but it may be that Sony/Columbia Pictures simply wouldn’t let developer nDreams go with Ghostbusters VR. Which is a shame as, while it may have been a working title, it explains exactly what the game is.
Clunky as the title may be, we have our fingers crossed that this virtual ghostbusting game can deliver. It was announced for Meta Quest 2 but it’s since been confirmed it’s also coming to PlayStation VR2. nDreams haven’t confirmed which, if any, of the Ghostbusters movies/shows it ties into but the recently revealed art is giving us a big Real Ghostbusters vibe.
The prospect of busting ghosts in VR is pretty exciting, wielding a proton pack and lassoing spectres into ghost traps. We’re tempted to dig out a hiking backpack and fill it with weights, for that “unlicensed nuclear accelerator” feel. Yes, we’ll look like idiots to observers, but that’s a small sacrifice in the name of Ghostbusting realism.
The game does support multiplayer, but you can take on the Ghost Lord on your own, should you so desire. Speaking of multiplayer ghostbusting, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, which has just been released on PC and console, also offers multiplayer ghostbusting. Yes, we’d love a proper sequel to Ghostbusters: The Game but we’re still glad to see the ‘busters getting some gaming attention.
Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord will arrive on PlayStation VR2 and Meta Quest 2 some time next year. In the meantime, you can wishlist it on the Meta Quest store here.