With Google officially confirming the launch of ARCore 1.0. today, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps in collaboration with mobile game publisher 4:33 Creative Lab have announced Ghostbusters World, a new augmented reality (AR) videogame coming to iOS and Android in 2018.
The developers haven’t released many details at present simply saying in a press release that Ghostbusters World will feature ‘skill-based gameplay’. Players will be able to battle and capture hundreds of ghosts from all dimensions of the franchise, including the films, TV shows, comic books, theme parks, and videogames. To make the experience that bit more unique it’ll also feature new and unique ghosts to the franchise.
“The Ghostbusters Universe is rich in characters and Ghostbusters World is the perfect medium to get to know these characters in a whole new dimension,” said Ivan Reitman, Principal, Ghost Corps, and Director & Producer of the original Ghostbusters movie in a statement.
Sung-Jin Han, CEO of 4:33 commented: “We are thrilled to work with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps to bring the iconic Ghostbusters franchise to life. Fans will have the opportunity to take a walk through an immersive game environment that merges our everyday world with the many ghosts from the Ghostbusters Universe. It’s an unparalleled experience!”
Ghostbusters World will be demoed during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 at Google’s booth, with attendees able to sample a small portion of the many features and mechanics of the final videogame.
The title will be available on iOS and Android devices in 2018. More information regarding the content will be revealed during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next month.
“Ghostbusters is a legacy brand and we are excited to work with 4:33 to expand the Ghostbusters Universe into an AR mobile game,” said Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President Worldwide Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Ghostbusters is the perfect brand and best content to utilize AR technology.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of ARCore and Ghostbusters World, reporting back with the latest updates and announcements.