LOS ANGELES (Apr. 20, 2022) – Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) is thrilled to reveal a new Ghostbusters virtual reality game at the Meta Quest Gaming showcase. Published by SPVR and developed by award-winning VR studio nDreams, creators of leading titles Phantom: Covert Ops, Fracked and Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity, Ghostbusters VR (working title) is coming to Meta Quest 2.
Strap on your proton pack and Quest 2 and step into the world of Ghostbusters in immersive virtual reality. Run your Ghostbusters HQ in a new city, San Francisco, and solve a deep mystery across a new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe. Track, blast, and trap ghosts in gripping encounters by wielding iconic equipment. Go it alone, or as a team with up to three friends in co-op, in an extensive and engrossing campaign. Continue the Ghostbusters’ legacy, protect the city from fiendish ghosts, and experience all the humor and frights from the beloved franchise.
“With SPVR, we’ve found the perfect teammates to help bring a boundary-pushing multiplayer game to virtual reality,” says Tomas Gillo, Chief Development Officer, nDreams. “In addition, our close collaboration with the creators of the Ghostbusters franchise at Ghost Corps, combined with our extensive experience creating rich, tactile and immersive VR will blow gamers and Ghostbusters fans away.”
“If you’re looking to create a big, engaging multiplayer VR game that has to be experienced to be believed, who you gonna call? nDreams,” says Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Virtual reality on Quest 2 truly allows us to live out our dream of being a Ghostbuster. The world, the ghosts and the iconic tools and equipment deliver the ultimate VR adventure. And most importantly, busting ghosts with your friends is fun!”
“Few franchises spark the imagination quite like Ghostbusters, and it’s even more exciting to imagine a fully featured Ghostbusters VR game,” says Chris Jurney, Metaverse Director of Publishing, Meta. “This game will give the ultimate wish-fulfillment of catching ghosts in true Ghostbuster fashion, and we’re excited to team up with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality to bring this universe to life on Quest 2.”
We’ll be unveiling more in the coming months so keep your P.K.E. meters tuned to GhostbustersVR.com and follow @sonypicturesvr and @ghostbusters on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And follow @ndreamsVR on Facebook and Twitter and @nDreams_VR on Instagram.
About Sony Pictures Virtual Reality
Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) is the award-winning virtual reality (VR) division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). SPVR is dedicated to growing the business of immersive entertainment through the production and distribution of VR games and experiences globally, across all consumer channels including in-home and location-based entertainment. SPVR has published several popular VR games including Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, Spider-Man: Far From Home VR, Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, Can You Walk The Walk, Jumanji: Reverse The Curse and Ghostbusters: Dimension in collaboration with The Void, Men In Black: First Assignment in collaboration with Dreamscape and, most recently, co-published Zombieland: Headshot Fever.
nDreams Ltd. (www.ndreams.com) is an award-winning virtual reality developer and publisher, with a portfolio of hit games on all leading VR platforms, including the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops, Fracked, and free-roam location-based experience, Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity. With multi-decade experience in video game development, they are one of the most experienced and talented VR studios in the world. In March 2022, nDreams announced a $35 million investment from the Aonic group that will be used to maintain the company’s position at the forefront of virtual reality and help to create even more ambitious titles. nDreams are currently 130 people, with plans to grow to 175 by the end of 2022.
About Meta Quest
The Meta Quest team at Reality Labs lets people defy distance—connecting with each other and the world—through world-class VR hardware and software. The Meta Quest content team pursues the creation of best-in-class games, social and narrative experiences, and new VR use-cases like fitness, productivity, and travel. Meta Quest is dedicated to building the next computing platform centered around people and is committed to helping bring the metaverse to life.
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.