Almost a month after it's exclusive PS3 launch in Europe, there is finally word from official sources that a patch is in the works for Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
The game has had it's fair share of problems during it's development, with multiple publishers picking it up over the years, with the last being Sony in Europe who set it as a time-exclusive for the PS3 until October.
However, Xbox fans may never know the issues that the PS3 gamers have had to endure this last month, freezes and lockups so bad that a gamer must power off their PS3 by the rear rocker switch. Glitched Trophies that have the "Plat Club" gamers tearing their hair out, and errors when players from Europe and Australia try to play with players from the US. Not to mention issues with gamesave data not loading or corrupting.
None of these issues are mention in reviews online and offline, yet to any Ghostbuster: The Video Game owner are very common place now. This is particularly frustrating to owners as despite these glitches, it has been a well received game, scoring quite highly. Most frustrating is the lack of any official word to these troubled gamers, thankfully I have now received responses to my calls and emails and am pleased to pass onto fellow GB:TVG owner's confirmation from Andy Barnes at Sony Computer Entertainment UK and Dan Irish, CEO of Threewave Software, the company behind the Multiplayer of GB: TVG.
According to their emails, while not a definite date, it does confirm the patch is in production and could see itself being downloaded and installed on PS3's by September, almost certainly before the Xbox 360 release.
PS3 Patch was released on 26th August 2009 and was version 1.03, currently Xbox 360 is still awaiting a patch.
Payday glitched for those who fully met it's requirements pre-patch, Xbox 360 is still awaiting a patch, other trophies/achievements appear glitchy for some. PC version suffers from installation and running issues. Further info: http://bit.ly/GBTVGPatch