A few weeks two video snippets appeared on YouTube that seemingly revealed a next generation Ghostbusters game, sending the franchises fans into raptures.
It was rumoured that their apparent 'leak' was engineered internally by developer ZootFly, who was hoping the game would be green-lit for full development if audience reaction generated enough fervour.
Whilst these videos certainly made a dent across news sites in the following days, they also attracted the interest of the current IP owner Sony, who promptly ordered for the offending clips to be removed, in what seemed at the time as a simple case of protecting its territory. However, it turns out that the reason for this could well be that another Ghostbusters game is already in the works... that's if a interview with original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, is to be believed. Talking to American paper the Edmonton Sun during a break from the his latest Blues Brothers tour, the veteran comedy actor stated that "Universal purchased the rights (to Ghostbusters) from Sony for a game," and alluded to his own involvement in the project by adding "I'm actually going to have to perform and do some motion capture for them. That will be next year."
With fresh rumours that a new Ghostbusters flick was on the way too, it would seem odd that Sony would relinquish the rights to a possible cash cow tie-in opportunity. So was Sony's 'cease' order on the Zootfly tech demos an act of preservation on Universal's behalf? Or will we see Vivendi (the videogame arm of Universal) pick up where ZootFly left off? Either way the remainder of this year will no doubt reveal more.