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No multiplay in PC Ghostbusters

Monday, 15th June 2009 07:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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According to this Ecto-Web post, the PC version of Ghostbusters doesn’t have any kind of multiplayer feature, despite online play being present in both the PS3 and 360 versions.

The PC version doesn’t have any DLC listed as a feature, either.

Why? Unknown. We can ask, though.

It’s out on Friday for PS3 and PSP in Europe. If you want it on 360, you’ll need to get the US version. Same if you want it on PC. Thanks, Blue.

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  1. _S_E_R_G_

    PC is so complicated..

    #1 5 years ago
  2. satsugai

    Ebay here I come, I aint waiting till October for pc version.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    well then i’m just not going to buy the game. If the game devs lose money it, that is just tooo bad. I well tell all my friends just to rent it or buy it used.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. crippledhooba

    Its probably something to do with the fact they dont want there game to pirated and people are more than likely to want to play the multiplayer so they’ll end up buying the console version. And “Yes” I do realise pirating occurs on consoles too, but its not as common as PC pirating.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. blackdreamhunk

    well people wil just pirate the game on console, there is after a huge market for console games. Pirates don’t don’t make money on pc games. pc gamers can use emulators or even mod their own multi player. There is no real way to stop a pc gamer if they truely want something. Good luck with hackers too.

    By the if this game is made for console I can ganratee this game is trash. not really worth the hype. In the long run it’s game devs that hurting them self. I would rather quit gaming than to play trash.

    game devs going bankuprt in a recession. Console games are on a decline. microsft and sony billions in the whole.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Michael O'Connor

    “By the if this game is made for console I can ganratee this game is trash. not really worth the hype.”

    Aaaah, fanboys. Gotta love ‘em.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    it has nothing to do with being a fanboy. there is higher chance this game will be a trash. there is only so much you can do on a console. must gameplay on consoles are pretty the same as far shooters go.

    I should say that for action games and rpg too as well. console can’t even handle bsrpg or rpg or other genrs. More or less it’s pretty much the same game design.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Grimrita

    Essentially its because the devs are far too lazy. with the Pc, you will need to have some kind of tech support so you can help those who cant get the game to work online (ie update their drivers) but I am guessing that the PC version will be a console port without the online play = no purchase for me.

    Lazy developers dont deserve my cash. And, as The Sims 3 has shown, the PC market is huge and always will be.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O'Connor

    “there is only so much you can do on a console.”

    Good gameplay, since the dawn of time, has been about good design, not technical prowess.

    “most gameplay on consoles are pretty the same as far shooters go.”

    Than you clearly haven’t played the game. *waves around his review copy* Ghostbusters is many things, but a generic shooter it is not.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    then there is the fact more and more share holders are now shfting over to pc. It’s because console hardware comapnies and game devs are going bankuprt.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/31331241

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/05/e3-predictions/

    if this game flop you can bet arti may go under or the game devs will get fired or lay off because of high production costs.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Michael O'Connor

    “It’s because console hardware comapnies and game devs are going bankuprt.”

    None of the console developers are going even close to bankrupt.

    I can assure you, there’s far more chance or a random generic PC hardware manufacturer going bust in the overcrowded PC hardware market then there ever is of Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo or Apple ever going out of business.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    maybe you should take a good at my links. console sale are on decline. sony and microsoft is back in the red.

    alot of console game devs are going either bankuprt or inthe red.

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/31/video-game-makers-seeing-red/

    retail is turning to the used game market or reducing their self space because game consoles are not selling.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    I wonder if bdh would pass a Turing test?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    yes with flying colors :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    “maybe you should take a good at my links. console sale are on decline. sony and microsoft is back in the red.”

    I’m well aware that Sony and Microsoft are back in the red. It’s the middle of a fucking recession; there’s barely a company that isn’t. You’d be very surprised how easy it is for a company to survive “in the red”.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. lk

    you only have to look at Q4 09 to see why devs are in the red.
    bringing out almost 15 super-high-budget games within 3 months is a dumb idea.
    Consoles have nothing to do with it. Questionable business moves has everything to do with it.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    they will be n the red. take a good look at christmas. what are devs going to rush all their game around christmas. then there is the fact the price of games are going up. also pircay on all consoles are going up. I bet more and more people will be buying used console games to not the retails are turning to the used game market.

    then ther is the fact console are old. it you notice more and more people are finding out about cheaper games on the pc. the free games the pc as well, which will save more and more people money.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Syrok

    Worldwide computer sales were down in 08

    #18 5 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58497

    http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090527005416&newsLang=en

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/4706435.stm

    pc is on fire in a reession with mmo’s gaing very fast. as well as alot of online games. there is is no stopping pc gaming

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    I’d ask what sort of a wage you were pulling… but I doubt the PCGA would need to scrape the barrel for such poor quality staff with a recession on.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Syrok

    Do you even read more than the headlines of the articles you link to, bdh? :)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    yup they are talking about how well pc gaming is doing unlike consoles and console game devs who are in the red or going bankuprt.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Syrok

    They are also talking about how PC gaming is hit by the recession.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    it’s also the least impacted, just wait until the high end games come to the pc. the sales will rise.

    I’m not worried, pc gaming is still doing well unlike consoles. some places in the world pc gaming is on fire with hardware sales.

    there bigger chances that console will go the way of the dodo bird.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    “some places in the world pc gaming is on fire with hardware sales”

    Just obviously not enough to help out Nvidia or AMD/ATI:

    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/33218/Nvidia-reports-large-losses
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/34015/AMD-losses-widen

    (omglossesshareholdersinvestorsdemandingtheypulloutofpcgaming)

    #25 5 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    LMAO, you people come online just to argue about stupid things that don’t have any true effect on your lives whatsoever. Psychotext i’m still shocked to see you arguing over petty stuff as pc gaming sells.

    Does BDH get under your skin so much that you must “try” to counter his every post.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Mike

    I gots teh PSfree version.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    @theevilaires: I don’t care about the content… I’m just disagreeing with him for sport. :D

    #28 5 years ago
  29. theevilaires

    @ psycho: oh ok i see now
    @ Mike: so you gots teh PSfree version eh,
    now i guess i have to get the Xboxplease-fix-me version :P

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Mike

    innit.

    Haven’t installed it yet. Got family on visit. Can’t wait.

    #30 5 years ago