UPDATE: This ONLY pertains to the PAL/European launch of the game. In the United States, all consoles will get their version on June 16th. In Europe, Sony is publishing the game for the PS2 and PS3 on June 19th. So this news applies to only Europe. – Arnold
We've often asked the question at this site: if Microsoft goes around paying publishers for timed exclusivity, shouldn't Sony do the same? The answers are always mixed but today, it seems that Sony has decided to play the MS game, although there is a logical reason behind it.
According to GameZine , Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed a deal with Atari to publish Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters: The Video Game , which automatically makes the game a timed PlayStation 3 exclusive. The logical part? Well, the Blu-Ray re-release of the original film, scheduled for next month, is a Sony Pictures production. Therefore, the PS3 and PS2 versions of the game adaptation will hit in June, while the Xbox 360, Wii, and DS versions will drop some time later this year (the PSP version will come later, too). Um, and should we forget that our good buddy Phil Harrison is now the head honcho at Atari after a long and prosperous career at Sony…? The last update comes from an Atari spokesperson and it's straightforward and simple:
"I can confirm that Sony will publish Ghostbusters on PS3 and PS2 on June 19th, and that the Xbox 360, Wii and DS versions will be coming from Atari later in the year."
So there you have it. If you're a "Ghostbusters" fan and you want to play this game in June, you need a PS3. We've been hearing some good things about this particular title; it's a huge benefit that much of the original cast had a hand in its development. And now that it's a timed exclusive, we're hoping it's worth our time and money. See? Microsoft ain't the only ones who can play this game.
Related Game(s): Ghostbusters: The Video Game