Make the call and get ready to eliminate virtual reality ghosts with your friends as brand new ghost hunters was revealed for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset. The game does not yet have an official name, although it currently uses the working title Ghostbusters VR. The next game was announced during last week’s Meta Quest Gaming showcase and was revealed with a short trailer. The trailer was rendered in-engine with no real gameplay, but what is shown is that the game retains the cartoonish art style that has been present in many more recent games based on the iconic property.
The trailer opens with a lone player traversing what looks like the lower levels of some sort of facility with a light, thrown items, and lots of ectoplasm. The scene then cuts to the same player in a group with three other players, watching objects all around them get thrown around until a phantom jump scares the vantage point character, who responds by firing his Proton Blaster on the mind. The game will be set in San Francisco and will allow players to play through its single-player or co-op campaign as they “solve a deep mystery through a new chapter of the ghost hunters universe.”
With the release of the new game, fans will want to know where it sits in the overall story of the game. ghost hunters universe, especially with Ghostbusters: Afterlife released last year. Speaking to IGN, Senior Vice President of Virtual Reality for Sony Pictures Entertainment Jake Zim said the game was not directly tied to the events or story of the franchise’s latest cinematic outing, although there will be returning elements that fans will appreciate. “Our game is not Life after death“, says Zim. “It’s not a sequel to Life after death. He doesn’t go any further directly into the stories. It’s a new story, it’s a new concept, but it ties in closely to a lot of things that people loved. Life after death and the widest ghost hunters world itself.”
The game is published by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) and developed by nDreams, creators of flagship titles Ghost: Covert Ops, fracture, and Far Cry VR: Immerse yourself in the madness. The title joins a slew of other games based on the 1980s phenomenon, including several other VR games such as Ghostbusters VR: Showdown, Ghostbusters VR: Fire Stationand Ghostbusters VR: Hiring Now.
Ghostbusters VR does not yet have a release date or release window and will be coming to Meta Quest 2. You can watch the official trailer for the upcoming game below.
Here is the official synopsis of the new Ghostbusters VR Game:
Strap on your Proton Pack and Quest 2 and enter the world of Ghostbusters in immersive virtual reality. Run your Ghostbusters HQ in a new city, San Francisco, and solve a deep mystery through a new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe. Track, blast, and trap ghosts in captivating encounters while wielding iconic gear. Go it alone or team up with up to three friends in co-op, in a vast and captivating campaign. Continue the legacy of the Ghostbusters, protect the city from evil ghosts, and experience all the humor and scares of the beloved franchise.
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