Aykroyd: Atari to publish Ghostbusters in 2009

Given the secretive nature of major game announcements, you can bet someone at Atari is shouting:

“What did you do, Ray?!”

Speaking to Dallas radio station 105.3 KLLI, Dan Aykroyd revealed Tuesday the Ghostbusters video game has been picked up by Atari.

According to Kotaku, Aykroyd said the game is about “a year away” from being released.

Though the high-profile game was originally to be published by Vivendi Games, Ghostbusters fell into limbo after the company’s $18.8 billion merger with Activision Blizzard in August. Several Vivendi titles were dropped in the merger, including the big-budget Ghostbusters.

Atari has yet to confirm Aykroyd’s comments.


  1. Bill Murray was on Conan last night talking about Ghostbusters. He kind of avoided a question about the rumored “Ghostbusters 3”, though. Still, he seemed very excited about it.

  2. The excitement surrounding the video game has been a great thing for ghostbusters fans. Rumors are that Murray had enough fun doing the voice work, that he’s a little more open to doing a third film. Also, this last week a fantastic new Ghostbusters comic book launched, published by IDW. 2009 is going to be an exciting year for ghostheads.

  3. this is fantastic! can’t wait to see how it develops across all the consoles.

    back off man, i’m a scientist.