Ghostbusters: The Video Game - PS2 and PS3 first, PC and Xbox 360 delayed? - Update
Surprisingly Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be published for PS2 and PS3 at first. All the other versions are not supposed to hit the markets before fall.
It is commonly known that Ghostbusters The Video Games was scheduled for release on June 16, 2009, but according to the latest information this applies for the PS2 and PS3 versions only with the PSP variant following in fall. Thus Sony has secured a temporary exclusivity for the Palystation consoles. Atari previously replaced Vivendi in the role as the publisher for Ghostbusters The Video Game and now apparently shares the primary release rights with Sony.
What this coup means for PC gamers as well as Xbox 360 and Wii owners is still unclear. Atari apparently wants to supply the other platforms at a later time although no dates have been released yet.
Only recently it was announced that Red Faction Guerilla will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 at first while PC gamers will have a disadvantage in time. We really hope that this won't become a common habit since PC gamers after all have a right to play multi-platform titles at as soon as the console gamers.
What do you think about the recent developments in platform exclusivity? Use the comments to give your opinion. For more information about the Ghostbusters game see our exclusive interview with the developers of Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
Update May 7, 2009
Apparently the temporarily PS3 and PS2 exclusiveness of Ghostbusters: The Video Game is restricted to Europe and the regions using the PAL system. Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be published on June 16, 2009 in North America for PC, PS3, PS2, Wii and Nintendo DS. In Europe and the PAL region the game will be released on June 19, 2009 for PS3 and PS2 says bluesnews.com. Atari did not reveal when the game will be published in Europe for the other platforms.
Update: May 14, 2009
Today the developers released a video that shows the multiplayer part of Ghostbusters: The Video Game.