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Sony Pictures and developer nDreams closed out the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase by saying Ghostbusters VR, a cooperative multiplayer game where you’ll “track, blast, and trap ghosts in gripping encounters.”

Toward the top of the show, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg teased the title earlier than premiering the game’s reveal trailer. The in-engine trailer confirmed the eponymous Ghostbusters utilizing PKE Meters to scan for ghosts, earlier than being ambushed by one. No launch date or window was supplied, however the game is ready to launch on the Meta Quest 2.

According to the developer, the game is claimed to be “a new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe.” It may also be set in San Francisco — a departure from the primary two movies’ setting of New York City.

While there have been VR experiences based mostly on the Ghostbusters franchise earlier than, this seems to be the franchise’s first fully-featured VR game. However, it’s hardly the primary Ghostbusters game to exist. Since the primary movie’s debut, the franchise has seen a plethora of online game variations, essentially the most notable of which is likely to be 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game, which was later remastered in 2019.

Ghostbusters VR can also be the second recognized Ghostbusters game to be in growth. In late March, Friday the thirteenth developer Illfonic introduced Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, an asymmetrical multiplayer game where 4 Ghostbusters go toe-to-toe with one player-controlled ghost.