'Ghostbusters' AR game is headed your way — just don’t cross the streams
Have you memorized Tobin’s Spirit Guide cover to cover? Do you know the difference between a Class 5 full-roaming vapor and a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm? Can you handle a proton pack?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you may have what it takes to be a Ghostbuster — or at least to prove your mettle in the just-announced augmented reality game, “Ghostbusters World.”
Making use of Google’s new ARCore technology, “Ghostbusters World” is being developed through a partnership between Sony Pictures Entertainment Consumer Products, “Ghostbusters” production company Ghost Corps and game developer FourThirtyThree Inc.
The idea is to bring the Ghostbusters franchise to life in a manner not dissimilar to the hugely popular “Pokemon Go.” Instead of catching cute little creatures, though, fans will track and apprehend hundreds escaped spirits and other ethereal beasties.
Details on the “Ghostbusters World” gameplay are still to come, but it’s promised that the game will include ghosts from the three “Ghostbusters” movies, tie-in comic books, theme parks and cartoon series like “The Real Ghostbusters.” There will also be a number of original ghost creations introduced especially for the game.
No release date has been announced for “Ghostbusters World,” but the game is expected to be available for download later this year. In the meantime, you can check out a teaser below of what’s to come: