Actor Ernie Hudson offers surprising confirmation of the game
Ghostbusters has enjoyed a string of successes lately, with its dive into video games and its return to cinema. We’ve seen it with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and with the recently remastered The 2009 Ghostbuster video game. There have even been costumes in Fortnite.
What is surprising is to learn that a new Ghostbusters game is already in development. And it didn’t come out as a formal announcement, but as a response to an interview at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, TX by actor Ernie Hudson. During the question-and-answer panel, Hudson surprised the moderator by confirming that a video game was already in the works and that he was already in talks to dub the game.
“I just got an email because we’re making another video game. So they’re scheduling now to do the recording, and I’m not sure who’s going to do it, I know me and Danny [Akroyd], I think. I don’t know if Billy [Murray] will do anything on it. So there will be another video game.“
Hudson also mentioned that he saw prototype images for himself. He said the team seemed to struggle with his likeness, as previous attempts looked more like Eddie Murphy than himself. However, it appears the images were created for Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Dan Akroyd.
Unfortunately, while we do know that the Ghostbuster game is in development, we don’t know what console, release date, or part of the time this new game will be. It’s possible that the game will take place after the Ghostbusters 2009 game, which takes place shortly after the second movie, or much later, during Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Afterlife has an arcade-style base game for the PlayStation system, where players can take out ghosts in a warehouse, so it’s hard to say what part of the franchise will be built on.
But hopefully the Ghostbusters video game lives up to the hype it can get.