There aren't that many places that leak game-related information so reliably as Ratings Boards and this time, it's the Taiwanese one. As spotted by ResetEra users, it looks like Ghostbusters: The Video Game is heading for a remaster.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was delisted from Steam sometime in 2017, presumably over license issues, which is a recurring theme with video games based on movie IPs.
Now, however, ResetEra users spotted a listing for Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered on the Taiwanese Ratings Board, and the page lists a website http://playghostbusters.com/, although it doesn't appear to be operational at the time of writing.
The listing says that development is being handled by Mad Dog Games, which would make sense considering that the original dev, Terminal Reality, unfortunately, shut their doors back in 2013, around four years after the launch of Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
You're probably familiar with Mad Dog's work, as they've handled the publishing of the original NBA Playgrounds and more recently development of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
The listing suggests the game is being developed for Xbox One, with no mention of other platforms, but we find it hard to believe that a movie IP won't be ending up on every conceivable platform.
Add to that the fact that Ghostbusters 3 is coming in summer of 2020, and the Taiwanese Ratings Board's leak suddenly sounds like a done deal. Of course, we're getting way ahead of ourselves here, so let's get back to the facts.
And the fact is that Ghostbusters: The Video Game was a solid and fun game, that would probably benefit from a second pass, albeit only if it's handled correctly.
Excuse us for seemingly not having much faith, it's just that the latest movie sequel didn't quite leave us confident in that whoever owns the franchise wants it to succeed.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game was a solid offering, albeit with a slightly sketchy PC port, but that too hopefully gets fixed in the second take.