Mere weeks from release, Sony has decided that the imminent Blu-Ray release of the original Ghostbusters films didn’t have enough of a marketing push, therefore they have thrown a hefty chunk of cash towards the as ever terminally-strapped-for-cash Atari.
The result = Platform exclusivity for the PS3 & PS2 (with the PSP coming along later) for the foreseeable future.
What this means for the Xbox 360, PC, Wii or DS releases at the moment is unknown, although rumours state that Atari will be publishing them later (presumably using the bung from Sony as finance, assuming they haven’t died off by then).
*sigh* Games industry, I do love you [...]
And it was all going soooooo well…
After generating huge amounts of positive hype following the salvation of both Riddick: Dark Athena & Ghostbusters from the murky depths of development purgatory following Actizzard-gate, Atari seemed to be on track to score two successive hits.
Only, as usual for Atari, they fucked it up… again!
In what i’m hoping will become a fairly irregular occurance (because supporting them is just not cricket), we’ve got some Atari news and it’s good news too!.
Firstly, MCV are reporting that Ghostbusters, the recently-saved highly-anticipated stream crossing simulator which was dropped in the messy amalgamation of Activision & Vivendi, will hit retail around the middle of next year for all the formats under the sun (apart from Sony’s red-headed stepchild, the PSP).
Secondly, Eurogamer are reporting that Atari are planning to excavate a bunch of their old D&D properties (among others), but won’t be doing this until late 2009/early [...]