Shame, but it looks like the Ghostbuster's game has stalled in its tracks...
Activision Blizzard has submitted its latest release schedule with no mention of forthcoming title from Terminal Reality, Ghostbusters, 50: Cent: Blood on the Sand from Swordfish or Double Fine's Brutal Legend.
Additionally the company plans to "realign" staff at High Moon Studios and Radical Entertainment, while Massive Entertainment and Swordfish Studios are both under consideration for sale or closure.
The future is similarly bleak for Vivendi Games Mobile and Sierra Online, both of which have been designated as "non-strategic business units", with Activision publishing CEO Mike Griffith extolling an efficiency drive.
"We are focused on improving efficiency across the combined organisation and are concentrating on businesses where we have leadership positions that are aligned with Activision Publishing's long-term corporate objectives," he said in a statement.
"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."
Currently Prototype, Crash Bandicoot and Ice Age have solid release dates following earlier rumoured cuts involved in the merger between Activision and Vivendi Games. The company will also retain The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and one other unnamed title.
"We are very excited to add such recognisable and successful brands as Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age and Spyro, which reinforce our leadership position in movie-based and family entertainment video games," added Griffith.
wait so they are happy to have "recognisable brands" such as Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age and Spyro, yet they canned Ghostbusters which is probably the most recognised and successful of them all!!! fucking idiots, i think someone from fox broadcasting must've been there that day, i hope they get raped by mongoloids
Phil Elliott 14:01 (BST)
Ghostbusters "will be published" - Randel
Terminal Reality boss Mark Randel has revealed that Ghostbusters: The Videogame will definitely be released - although there's still no word on who will pick it up, or when it will make its way to store shelves.
"Ghostbusters will be published - That's all I can say at the moment," Randel told VG247.
The game was previously ditched by Activision Blizzard as part of the company's restructuring, and wasn't the only former Vivendi-owned Sierra title to be sidelined - 50 Cent, World in Conflict and Brutal Legend are all titles that were dropped by the publisher.
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