We’re finally getting a better look at the upcoming virtual reality game Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord. Up to four players can team up and bust phantoms, slimers, and poltergeists in San Francisco. However, fans of the franchise may notice that a lot of the classic ghost-bustin’ gear has undergone a cartoony makeover in this move into VR. The title, only available on Quest 2 and Playstation VR 2, will launch in 2023.
“Wield iconic equipment as you track, blast, and trap ghosts in gripping encounters across an extensive and engrossing campaign. Go it alone, or as a team with up to three friends in co-op to defeat a ghastly new threat – the Ghost Lord. Continue the Ghostbusters’ legacy, protect the city from fiendish ghosts, and experience all the humor and frights from the beloved franchise.”
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I’m a huge fan of Ghostbusters. I even backed the HasLab Proton Pack and played the hell out of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed. The VR game, however, isn’t looking too hot. That’s a shame because VR could get us as close as possible to being an actual Ghostbuster. Instead, the game, which will be available on PSVR2 and Meta Quest 2, looks like something from the Nintendo Wii era. Hopefully, these are placeholder graphics, and things will improve once the game hits the marketplace.
However, the toned-down graphics are understandable since this will also be on the all-in-one Quest headset. When it comes to the more expensive and technically superior Playstation VR 2 hardware, I’m expecting something better. The trailer doesn’t go into details sadly. What we do know, thanks to the Quest listing, is that an internet connection is required and will feature both co-op and single-player modes. Additionally, players can enjoy the game via sitting, standing, and roomscale modes.[Source: Ghostbusters YouTube Channel]