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Activision cans Ghostbusters game

Activision Blizzard have held the anti-E3 by submitting their latest release schedule with no mention of forthcoming titles Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, World at Conflict: Soviet Assault, 50 Cent Blood on the Sand, Zombie Wranglers, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, as well as several Xbox Live Arcade titles.

They have already reported that the will be scaling back operations across a handful of development studios, and this latest announcement leaves these titles in doubt.

A representative from Activision Blizzard has said "We are reviewing our options regarding those titles that we will not be publishing."

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sushipoop3340d ago

if they cancel Brutal Legend i'm going to cry

Cryos3340d ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! !!!!!!!!

CaptainHowdy3340d ago

...there is a god... what no ghostbusters???? i take that back

morganfell3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

I am not seeing that the title is canceled. I see a lot of assumption and little info from Activision. I find it hard to believe a game like World at Conflict Soviet Assault is canceled. Especially since it is WORLD IN CONFLICT. If you can't get the title right then pardon me for questioning the veracity of your news.

Too bad about Swordfish Studios as they made the true spiritual successor to Goldeneye.

Montrealien3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

Yep, this is a sign that Activision BLizzard are officially not nice. They got 2 IP's that consist of half their revenue for crying out loud?! This is a sad day indeed. Hope these games find Publishers..

*looks at EA with a grin*

Lord Vader3340d ago

WWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

morganfell3340d ago

CaptainHowdy, don't take that back. There are numerous real world and imaginary baddasses that deserve a game like we have seen of the one being designed for 50cent. 50cent isn't one of those.

Nevers3340d ago

"Can" is too strong a term for this. This is, like Morganfell said, a lot of assumption. "Pushed back" is more likely what this will amount to, IMHO. I really hope Brutal Legend is still in the works somewhere. Ghostbusters sounded like a really fun rental. Was interested in seeing the next Riddick. As for the next LLL... the press will have a field day with that one no matter what so I was looking forward to that frukis.

potenquatro3340d ago

they havn't said anything oficial. lets hope that atleast some of them make it out.

SolidSnake933340d ago

They didn't cancel the game. Sierra said it themselves here.
http://n4g.com/industrynews...

Nevers3340d ago

Here on N4G we pride ourselves in misinformation... LOL

I've got better things to do than list the multiple stories countering this one...

SiLeNt KNighT3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

i work for a certain company and ive been playing one of the games listed that many people are excited about but i can tell you we arent missing much if it does get canned. honestly i think activision is making a smart move by getting rid of some of these games. if you had a chance to actually play it many of you would change your mind.

not many really know the outcome of these games.. its pretty tight lid but hopefully ill know something pretty soon.

Nevers3339d ago

Pleeez, Pleez, tell us... you sparked my curiosity.

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rhood0223341d ago

Prototype is also on the chopping block

morganfell3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

Maybe inFamous has them worried. Gamespot though says Prototype is still a go.

http://www.gamespot.com/xbo...

Montrealien3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

It as nothing to do with Infamous "I game I can't wait to play", and everything to to with Activion Blizzard being the new monster they are but Pototype seems safe.

From the Gamspot article

"Earlier today, Activision Publishing announced a streamlining of its Vivendi Games operations, saying it would be bringing into the fold five of that company's franchises: Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ice Age, Prototype, and one unannounced game. "

morganfell3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

Judas Priest dude, learn how to spot a joke. I hope you aren't dull enough to think that I was really was serious that inFamous had anything to do with the decision. Doubtless they are aware of the comparison but seriously...don't take such sideways comments at face value.

You and your friends have an issue with me, I know that. But you are the one that comes off bad and far from the sharpest pencil in the box for not putting your glasses on when you read that remark.

Montrealien3340d ago

I don`t have a posey and I just wrote what came to mind on a whim after I read your comment, was not meant as an attack or anything like that. No need to criticize the sharpness of my pencil.

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PwnShop3340d ago

I think Activision is going to be the new EA

Mystery_Person3340d ago

totaly agree, 1 EA was bad enough but 2?!

tgh machines3340d ago

I mean look at how much Activision is charging for the guitar hero DLC.

TornRaptor3340d ago

Agree, i have feared this would happen for a while.
Personally i prefer EA to Activision, EA are much improved in recent times.

SUP3R3340d ago

I think they switched roles.
This sort of news you actually look out for from EA, not Activision.
This Vivendi merger has them doing some really stupid stupid STUPID things.
I want Brutal Legend dammit!!!

Ju3340d ago

Maybe it just shows how broke Vivendi really was.

SolidSnake933340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

I think that the poles are reversing. Activision is becoming the target of the gamers while EA is improving in terms of reputation in the eyes of the gamers.

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TheExecutive3340d ago

ugh. i want a ghostbusters game. If activision kills that game its gonna suck bigtime.

morganfell3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

The irony is they stopped an independent venture, one that actually wowed people with their technology, from making the game so they could cancel their own version.

AngryTypingGuy3340d ago

I think it's a poor business move by Activision. Ghostbusters was a Game Informer cover story a few months back, and it's been generating a lot of buzz. I know that I have been looking forward to it. It is a game that would create a lot of nostalgia for gamers like myself who grew up in the 80's and early 90's. Let's hope this game makes it back on track.

Bill Gates3340d ago

I really wanted to blow up marshmellow man....AHAHHAHHAHHAHAHA

Kleptic3340d ago

who was developing it?...yeah it is a pretty in depth game, with stars of the original movies already on board for writing and voice acting (all of them agreed to do it right?...I know murray didn't at first, but later accepted)...

with the leverage of those involved, it could easily switch publishers I would imagine...activision doesn't 'own' the name right?...

oh well...I too loved the movies as a kid, and was semi-excited to see how this game/sequel/trilogy-conclusion /thing worked out...

Pain3340d ago

Fat chance and I MEAN NO CHANCE are they getting my money now.

way to kill of my dream [email protected]

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3340d ago

'Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS'!!!...

Er no point now, their not coming!!! ;-D

Shame 'Ghostbusters' looked quite good!!! :-(

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