In a rather unexpected twist, Terminal Reality has had their Ghostbusters game taken by a third publisher, Sony, who intends to hold off rival platform releases.
They inked a deal with Atari to assume the publishing and distribution role for the game, it's all to "expand marketing opportunities" for it say Atari. Xbox 360, DS and Wii versions gone?
UPDATE: Atari confirm that non-PlayStation platform versions of Ghostbusters will still release but much later in the year, they're "still waiting on official dates." .
Original story follows.
This June 2nd will see the Ghostbusters game release on PlayStation 3 and 2, with a PSP version scheduled for sometime this autumn. The Xbox 360, DS and Wii versions are unknown for the time being but could be published by Atari at a later date.
"Atari is committed to maximising the launch of the Ghostbusters videogame across Europe," said Jim Wilson, VP of Worldwide Marketing for Atari.
"In partnership with both Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, we have a unique opportunity to add new game products and expand marketing opportunities to reach Ghostbusters fans in Europe."
This sudden change is sudden indeed, as far as everyone knew everything was going fine over at Terminal Reality despite all that's happened. Was this a choice for Atari, or a matter of necessity? One thing's for sure, there's going to be some more fuel to the fanboy fire now.
Ghostbusters to have exclusivity period, Sony take reins from Atari
06 May 2009 | By Simon Priest