Ghostbusters The Video Game Remaster Isn’t Getting Co-op Anymore

Ghostbusters The Video Game Remaster Isn't Getting Co-op

While the game came out back in October 2019, we’ve learned the Ghostbusters The Video Game remaster isn’t getting co-op multiplayer, despite promises they wanted to fully remaster the entire game.

The news that the Ghostbusters The Video Game remaster isn’t getting co-op came via a new interview with remaster studio Saber Interactive CCO Tim Willits, who confirmed they were unable to get the original co-op multiplayer working again.

“This is something the team really wanted to include when working on that remaster a few years ago and had been attempting it, but the state of the original multiplayer code unfortunately just didn’t cooperate,” Willits said. “We did look into it but ultimately had to focus on recreating the single player experience fans were expecting from us.”

Previously, Saber Interactive VP of business development Matt McKnight noted the original multiplayer was built by an entirely separate studio, and was based on an incomplete version of the game. Furthermore, they discovered there were six different versions of the multiplayer code, so they had no way of telling which shipped with the final game back in 2009.

When they shipped the Ghostbusters The Video Game remaster in 2019 to celebrate the game’s tenth anniversary, they cut the multiplayer at the time with the intention of eventually getting it working again. At the time, Saber was “still in the process of evaluating the situation.” This is no longer the case, unfortunately.

The Ghostbusters: The Video Game remaster is available across Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.



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