An internet report from Games Industry.biz fueled fears that the eagerly awaited Ghostbusters game was ash-canned by Activision Blizzard. The game and a number of other high-profile titles were left off a the company's latest release schedule.
"We have conducted a thorough review of Vivendi Games' brand portfolio and are retaining those franchises and titles that are a strong fit with our long-term product strategy. We are reviewing our options regarding those titles that we will not be publishing," Activision Blizzard said in a statement. Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ice Age, Radical Entertainment's Prototype and another unannounced game will be coming out.
Activision says Ghostbusters is not canceled. X-Play contacted an Activision Blizzard spokesperson who emailed: "Regarding Ghostbusters: The Video Game: First and foremost, the game is not cancelled," but added: "In general (including Ghostbusters): The company is reviewing its options regarding those titles that it will not be publishing."
Here are two high-profile titles that are being considered for cancellation:
- Brutal Legend: The action-adventure game starring Jack Black is slated for release on the 360 and PS3 has no release date scheduled yet.
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand: This action game starring the famous rapper in the Middle East is scheduled for a fall release on the PS3 and 360. No word yet on what the status of this awesomely ridiculous game will be. We'll be bummed if we can't play this. Look at the trailer!