VG247: A SCEE rep's confirmed to VG247 that the firm is to publish Ghostbusters, as rumoured earlier. A press release is expected around lunchtime today.
I must say that this is a very surprising move! I wonder if they will help tune it up a bit...
to be honest, i wish Sony would spend their money on making games like Modern Warfare 2 or Assassins Creed 2 exclusive, not...Ghostbusters
Well, those are very well established game franchises and they for sure will be very very very expensive to establish publishing rights on, and im sure Activision and Ubisoft wont let such money rollers go away from them... The Ghostbuster franchise is practically Sony owned, and as a game its new, so Atari might have needed some help... Plus, this gives revenue back to Sony for every PS copy sold...
i dont mean for sony to actually buy them, just pay for a timed-exclusive. Basically what MS is doing with LP2 and Mass Effect 2
If Microsoft let Ghostbusters there is no way they did so without some kind of deal & they get something exclusive in return. Or they will be suing if a contract was messed up
M$ never had a contract with atari. I think sony is going to buy out atari. Thats why phil harrison moved over to atari. At least thats what I'm guessing. Atari is just a dead fish anyways.
Nah, it's just as business goes these days. Being a timed exclusive, I am sure MS has nothing planned to retaliate. Besides, they had their chance to publish it as well as Sony did, it's just that Sony took the first bite.
Ha, Microsoft have nothing to do with Ghostbusters. They didn't "let it go" in the hope of getting something, Sony just stepped up and took something they owned and made sure it appeared on their platform first, when the Blu-ray versions of the movies release.
As usual, if microsoft buys exclusives you guys jump and an down and tell the world how much sony sucks. oh i see, its sony getting a timed exclusive now. "If Microsoft let Ghostbusters there is no way they did so without some kind of deal & they get something exclusive in return" you act like microsoft needs to allow any gamedev out there to go sony exclusive. fanboys....
Microsoft buys a game: (360 fanboys) YEAH! WE GOTZ A GAME, WE GOTZ A GAME! YOU SONY FANS GOT SCREWED, BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! *chest thumping and screams of joy* Sony has rights to game and it's a timed exclusive" (360 fanboys) MEH! IT WON'T BE A GOOD GAME ANYWAYZ! SONY SCREWING GAMERZ OVA! Nobody says anything when Microsoft does this but when it comes to Sony, the 360 fanboys are on this like butter and rice. I hope the game is good and I'm pretty sure it'll be good since it wouldn't make any sense for Sony to punlish it and it turns out like crap.
whoops...the site is slow as hell today. Anyway, good to see Sony getting aggressive. They should have done this with Spiderman though...it's a much bigger franchise.
"Nobody says anything when Microsoft does this but when it comes to Sony, the 360 fanboys are on this like butter and rice. " LOL pardon me, i had to laugh at that - Jay-Z
So was a contract breached with Microsoft's deal ? I am looking forward to Microsoft's reaction & if they will be taking anyone to court
Its owned by columbia pictures. Which is owned by sony. Stop being a tard.
You will be waiting a long time. No deal was struck with MS since there was no publisher set in stone prior to this anouncement. Heck, even Atari was just listed as publisher a little while ago and now gave up the ghost to Sony for the rights.
"So was a contract breached with Microsoft's deal ? " ghostbusters is owned by sony, allways was allways will. There are no "Deals" with ms. grow up.
It is still a TIMED EXCLUSIVE which means that IT WILL FAIL as history shows us ALL TIMED EXCLUSIVES DO
thats what where used to here from types like you: "Noone will care about the ps3 version after it was a 360 timed exclusive" and now its "It is still a TIMED EXCLUSIVE which means that IT WILL FAIL as history shows us ALL TIMED EXCLUSIVES DO" haha awesome stuff right there.
Just for the record , when has it failed again ? Anyway i never understood why it wasnt an exclusive anyway . I dont get how fully owned Sony stuff go multiplatform , i can understand for not fully owned stuff like Spiderman , but ghostbuster ? Good or bad game , Sony should have put a veto from the get go . Sony needs to pull his insane ressources better and together .
I think someone is upset.
Just like you guys were & some are still upset over Final Fantasy: 13
It might be a stinky bomb. Look at all the bad JRPG flops Square has made this gen.
why ? because the 360 gets a multi dvd game 12 months after release while most of us play FFVersus ? sounds more like YOU beeing angry your beloved ms this timed didnt threw you L!VE subscription money at the dev for a exckusive deal.
@dogmeater Even the worst FF titles (imo ffviii) are still great games overall . We usually just nitpick because of the quality of its serie or stuff we dislike like the story ... But their is no disputing the great amount of work and quality put into those .
Well looks like Atari just lost all hope with this game selling. Free Radical and Factor 5 both pretty much close their studios down because of their extremely low sales. Looks like Atari is next.
Meanwhile, Ensemble and ACES games sold well and they got closed down anyway. :(
damn i left the meat outside the cave again, trolls everywhere.
Dammit Ghoul! >_<
lolol.... now this is interesting. before the game was exclusive it looked ok, nobody really thought much else. Now its exclusive watch the Hate and Hype from Fans on both sides... 360 fans, we didn't care anyway blah, blah, blah... ps3 fans, this is going to be awesome ! can't be done on 360 blah, blah, blah... here we go again. anyway, I hope it is a good game regardless and yes it is good to finally see Sony getting aggressive.
Reason is, looking at games MS have put a "time limits" on, they have sold the most on their console, which have helped MS against Sony in the short run. Pertaining to new Ips, MS have done very well with the head start, looking at sales of games coming out months or years on other platforms, after it hit their console. Putting your game "first" on a bigger install-base makes more sense, as, it's not that much of a bigger risk. As opposed to going with a console that have a much smaller user-base. If I was developer and was looking to make extra money, having two console makers give me extra cash for "time exclusivity" why would I go with the install-base that's the smallest? You want your game to make the biggest splash with the biggest audience. Now this is from a Developers POV. Anyhow Sony wins having this deal. It only helps them, as it would also help MS. Is the game worth it, we do not know. I'm still buying it but now people with multiple console think, should I wait? Some looking forward to the game with a 360 or without a console ask should I buy a PS3? This is what "Timed Exclusivity" does.
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So, what? PS, and maybe Wii release - Cbox uncertain... No mention of PC anywhere... that blows.
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