VG247: Sony just confirmed by press release that it's to publish the PlayStation platform versions of Ghostbusters in PAL territories.
This one has the official Press-Release!!!
Wow the Europeans & Pal Regions does get screwed
Most of them already have the right console anyway.
So timed exclusivity in PAL only it would seem. Atari is still publishing in NA. Although until Atari comes out and confirms I guess we should assume it's a timed exclusive in North America as well.
Yeah I dont much care about it being exclusive in Europe sicne Im in the US. I would expect the news to be the same here as well but without confirmation its up in the air right now. Still makes since for Sony to do this with the Blu Ray of Ghostbusters coming out at the same time. They will no doubt use this to try to sell more PS3s but without a price drop the PS3 wont fly off shelves the way they would hope.
@3.1 I agree it does make some sense for them to release the game around the movie. If thats the case, it might be good if they bundle the movie and the game together ala Stranglehold.
a price drop is more likely to hit before this game comes out since E3 is right before it's release date, but that doesn't confirm anything. I don't really see why Sony did this (I get the blu ray thing, but still). I wonder if this is a new plan put in place by the new head of SCEE. I guess we will have to wait for a statement from SCEA to see whether or not it will be a timed exclusive here. Either way, I'll be buying the blu ray day one, and maybe this after a demo. Seriously, if Sony was going to open up the pocket book and buy a timed exclusive third party title, couldn't they have picked something better like Resident Evil 5 or Street Fighter IV?
Hah Eurodeal only. Lets hope the USA version is region free. If not its 3 months wait. Totally other deal then FFXIII, Tekken 6, Virtua Fighter 5, GTAIV and all those other biggies.
i think i read somewhere that ghost busters on the ps3 was suppose to use some of the SPUs, and if that is the case, we all know which version would be superior, the wii version, lol. i dont want to upset fanboys by saying the ps3 but people should already know why uncharted , killzone 2 and a lot of ps3 exclusives make games on other consoles look like last gen games. ghost busters actually looks good the last time i watched a video about the gameplay and i know that the game has way more potential to look stunning if they use the cell chip broadband in the ps3 and make more use of the blu ray disc capacity. PS3 IS THE FUTURE AND THE FUTURE IS PS3 ps. the talon stands for talented
Do you really think that they are developing Ghostbusters specifically for the PS3 now? I hope you don't, because they are probably already just about done with most of the versions of the game. If anything, the 360 version might receive some exclusive content or free DLC for having to wait.
You have no clue what you are talking about
You belong in the OpenZone. And you're not Talented. You can't even tell the difference between TalON and TalEN.
I have 3 disagrees while dylantalon has 6 agrees proves one of two things: 1. DylanTalon is a multiple account holder (likely) 2. PS3 fanboys are really THAT immature. (more likely)
3. People just don't agree with you. Unless offcourse you think that you are always 100% correct all the time and people always agree with you 100% of the time.
I KNOW that I am 100% correct in thinking that they are not developing the Ghostbusters game to the PS3's potential. I KNOW that they will not use the full blu ray disc, and it is probably a port of the 360 version. If you are too hurt to see that, then you are just as blind as the rest. I also KNOW that I am not right 100% of the time and people won't agree with me 100% of the time, but it's hilarious to see people like you disagree with facts. Where does your fanboyism end and your common sense begin?
with all the games sony has coming this year and in 2010 this is not on my must buy list,but kudos to sony again another if only timed exclusive for the ps3.there starting to rape MS this year out with killzone,mag,dead rising 2,ffx111,ffx111 versus,god of war 3,infamous,heavy rain,demons soul,wkc,yakuzza,bioshock 2,in famous,r&c just to name a few.not all exclusives i know but i,m having a real hard time to find any 360 quality release titles coming out at all.mass effect,lost planet are not guaranteed for the 360 as exclusives i.m betting 80/20 they will come out day and date,capcom said no exclusives and ea are skint so nothink there then
sony publish pal versions and they use more power of the ps3 on the game. its a win win because the blueray comes out also. its like hitting 4-5 birds with one stone lol
Well, now that Sony has "bought" a timed exclusive, can we stop all this nonsense bashing of Microsoft for doing the same? Business is Business...
well i never thought paying for exclusives is "evil", it's business but Sony isn't paying for this game... they are using their relationship with Atari and ownership of the Ghostbusters franchise to secure publishing rights and timed exclusivity it's like a cross-deal with Atari basically.. not like how MS payed $50m for GTA DLC, not that i believe that's evil or anything.. just saying
Fully disagree. Sony doesnt need to buy GB exclusivity. It owns the movie rights, so probably they could get some kind of agreement with Atari, and if you look closer this is only in PAL territories, where probably Atari isnt a very strong publisher. Not by chance the games were Sony is getting some kind of exclusivity, or exclusive content are movie games (spiderman - playing like the green villian, batman:DA playing like the joker and now timed exclusive GB) related to Sony owned studios. On a side note: as expected Kotaku went mental about this. There are a lot of Wii owners highly anticipating this game, I must say the cartoonish look in the Wii version is very lovable.
i cant wait to play ghostbusters in crisp hd only on playstation 3 i might also buy the ps2 version if i can find it for cheap
kushan sony pictures own ghostbusters as well as spiderman as well as james bond as well as a bunch of other movies so #1 they have enough muscle to make sure the publishing rights for the game stay with sony and #2 just be thankful you were even getting the game in the first place ROFL
Ghostbusters was a columbia movie. SONY own columbia. Today, as part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group—owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony—it is one of the leading film companies in the world, a member of the so-called Big Six. It has no connection with CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) That's why it's coming to Playstation systems first.
And Sony will gain money from every game on every platform since it's the owner of the rights. Sony wins big this time. Just imagine a scenario. E3 price cut (and PS3 gets back to be the best blu-ray player regards quality/cost), all the announcements + Ghostbuster exclusive. I don't know what 360 will do (and I don't care) but by the end of the fiscal year (March 2009) the PS3 will have a 35-37 millions user base.
35 - 37 million. well.... thats alot... now im curious where u pulled those numbers out of... and i hope u wiped if im right. that means that sony would have to nearly double the amount of console sales... not for a year... but for the past few years combined x 2.... and microsoft is still outselling it lol So im guessing microsoft is gonna have 60 million by ur method.
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