A new Ghostbusters game is in the early stages of development, according to one of the main actors from the movies.
Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore in the series, mentioned the project during a Q&A at the Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday.
“In fact, I just got an email, because we’re doing another video game,” Hudson confirmed.
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“So they’re scheduling it now to do the recording, and I’m not sure who’s going to do [it].
“I know me and Danny [Aykroyd], I think. I’m not sure Billy [Murray] will do anything on it. So there’ll be another video game.”
Hudson also joked that the development team was struggling to make his in-game character look like him.
“They’ve been sending me prototypes of the character to get the image right, [and] they seem to have a hard time creating my image.
“It’s so weird to me that they can get Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to look exactly like they look, but I end up looking like Eddie Murphy or somebody.
“Anyway, so we’ll be doing it. When they’ll bring it out, I don’t know, but definitely, it’s happening.”
The last major Ghostbusters game was released in 2009. Ghostbusters: The Video Game was penned by Ghostbusters co-writers Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, who also lent their voices and in-game likenesses to the original story, as did fellow Ghostbusters Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson.
In 2011, Atari also released Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, a top-down twin-stick shooter in which players controlled a new group of recruits hired by the original Ghostbusters.