By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
As a console (Xbox 360) and PC gamer, I have to admit that I like Vivendi Games -- they make great games! Sure, I cannot think of a specific example at the moment, but the name definitely strikes a positive chord. And it should, as it will be this game-designer who teams up with Sony Pictures to bring Ghostbusters to gaming.
Ghostbusters Gets a Video Game
Vivendi plans on releasing the first video game in the Ghostbusters franchise by 2008.
Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis will all return to deliver voice and likeness for the game. Some supporting castmembers have agreed to come back as well, including William Atherton, Brian Doyle Murray and Annie Potts.
The talent doesn't end there, as both Aykroyd and Ramis will pen the story for the video game, which takes place in the early '90s.
Vivendi is amped on the upcoming franchise after finding success with Scarface: The World Is Yours.
"We noticed we did well on Scarface and were alert for new opportunities to turn iconic film products into games in a way that is a new manifestation of the franchise," Vivendi Games CEO Bruce Hack said. "Ghostbusters is unquestionably among the small number of movies in that class."
Video games make so much money nowadays that a Ghostbusters game could make up to or more than a new film in the franchise.