New Ghostbusters game being developed by IllFonic, says studio co-founder
IllFonic, the independent development studio co-founded by acclaimed musician Raphael Saadiq, is no stranger to licensed games. The studio is perhaps best known for creating Friday the 13th: The Game, the asymmetric multiplayer adaptation of the juggernaut horror franchise whose servers were shut down last year. After Friday the 13th came Predator: Hunting Grounds, which followed the same asymmetric gameplay pattern. Now it looks like the studio is adapting another classic horror franchise, although the announcement may be a slip of the tongue rather than something official.
As first reported by PCGamesN, Saadiq revealed on the Questlove Supreme music podcast that IllFonic is currently developing a Ghostbusters project. When asked how many games the studio has released, Saadiq replied, “Friday the 13th, the last and Predator, and we’re working on Ghostbusters right now.” He then pivoted to discuss Arcadegeddon, his latest project.
If IllFonic is indeed developing a new game for the horror comedy franchise, it’s not as surprising as it sounds. Predator: Hunting Grounds was released by Sony, which currently owns the rights to the Ghostbusters IP. Ghostbusters is also back in the limelight with the upcoming release of the new film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Since the original Ghostbusters consisted of a team of four, the game could potentially have the 4v1 gameplay the studio is known for.
There is no official announcement yet for this new Ghostbusters game, so its existence is currently uncertain.