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'Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord' trailer shows off co-op VR gameplay

Here's our first look at ghost-busting in VR.
In-engine gameplay footage from 'Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord' for Meta Quest 2 and PSVR 2.
Sony Pictures Virtual Reality
Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin|December 8, 2022 8:45 PM

The Ghostbusters virtual reality game teased earlier this year now has a full trailer. Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord comes to Meta Quest 2 and PlayStation VR2 in 2023.

The trailer shows four Quest 2 users donning their headsets to battle dark forces descending on San Francisco. The in-engine (pre-alpha) footage follows the players using an arsenal of PKE Meters, Proton Packs and traps to hunt down and ensnare a slippery phantom. Just as the players close their trap and breathe a sigh of relief, a gigantic, skull-faced specter we can only assume is the titular Ghost Lord emerges over the rooftop. It’s exactly the gameplay you’d expect from ghost-busting in VR.

Publisher Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) and developer nDreams (known for Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity) are launching the title right as the Ghostbusters IP is enjoying a pop-culture resurgence. Although the latest movie received mixed reviews, it did well at the box office, ranking as the tenth highest-grossing movie last year. An animated Netflix series is also in the pipeline, and a 4v1 co-op game that lets you play as a ghost launched on PC and consoles this October.

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'Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord' trailer shows off co-op VR gameplay