Whereas it nonetheless very a lot holds up at this time, one of many extra obvious omissions from Saber Interactive’s remaster of Ghostbusters: The Video Recreation is the multiplayer element. Who wouldn’t need to bust ghosts with a pal, in any case? Saber Interactive had shipped the sport with the concept the multiplayer may very well be added later. Sadly, that hope is now gone.
Backing up a bit. In keeping with Matt McKnight, VP of enterprise improvement at Saber, the crew was confronted with a dilemma with the multiplayer code. The unique code had been labored on by a studio separate from unique developer Terminal Actuality, and it was primarily based on an incomplete model of the sport. As such, Saber discovered six totally different variations of the multiplayer code, and wasn’t certain which one was shipped. The choice was made to shelve the element on the time, in hopes that it may very well be added later.
However in a latest interview with MP1st, Saber Interactive’s CCO Tim Willits acknowledged that the hope so as to add the multiplayer again is useless within the floor. Willits acknowledged that the crew tried to get the code to work, however “the state of the unique multiplayer code sadly simply didn’t cooperate”. Consequently, a bit of the sport that was lots of enjoyable for followers of the unique model will stay lacking.
Hope now turns to Illfonic, who’re rumoured to be engaged on a brand new Ghostbusters online game. After all, the fan group might attempt to take issues into their very own arms and attempt to cobble collectively some type of the code from the 2009 unique, however that appears unlikely.
In the meantime, the most recent entry within the movie franchise, Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife (learn Meg’s overview right here), got here in second on the field workplace over the weekend with $24.5M. The movie has now grossed $87 million domestically in opposition to a $75 million price range.