It looks like "there's something strange" coming to the virtual world - again! Just a few weeks after the announcement of asymmetrical multiplayer video game Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed (2022), a second Ghostbusters gaming experience has been revealed, in the form of Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring, a virtual reality adventure.
Check out the official trailer for Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring below:
The trailer was dropped at the end of Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2022. The game is set in San Francisco (a welcome break from New York City), in which players will have the option to run their own business (hence the game's title).
A press release has described Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring as a "new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe". As you can see in the trailer, it looks like players will be controlling characters entirely new to the franchise.
There are, however, many familiar things in store - after opening to that iconic jingle, the trailer promises Proton Packs, telekinetic activity, unique ghosts, ectoplasm, and the iconic song by Ray Parker Jr.
You'll be able to team up with up to three friends (classic Ghostbusters symmetry, of course), as you undertake the game's campaign mode to save the city from a supernatural threat, all via a virtual reality experience.
It's fair to say that the Ghostbusters franchise continues to expand. Just months after the release of the long-awaited sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021), two brand-new games have already been announced.
There is currently no release date for Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring, though, but we can expect more information in due course, and it's been hinted that the game will be released within the next year.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, on the other hand, will be released on all major consoles during Q4, 2022. This game sees the return of Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd as Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz, respectively.
As for whether or not the two, or any other Ghostbuster actors for that matter, will be lending their talents to Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring remains to be seen. Either way, this time it looks like all the ghost-busting is in your hands.