PlayStation drops stunning Ghostbusters trailer
PlayStation showed off an amazing short film of Ghostbusters using Unreal Engine 5. We hope it will become a complete game.
The latest console generation is pushing the limits of graphics in video games. With Unreal Engine 5 we have seen some stunning tech demos that give us an idea of the possibilities for future major releases.
PlayStation has made this very clear in a tech demo which showcased The Ectomobile/Ecto-1 – the Ghostbusters iconic vehicle – going head to head with the adorable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Ecto-1 gets stuck in traffic while the Marshmallow Man destroys everything in its path. Ghostbusters classic car starts siren, chases threat and launches itself into Stay Puft’s chest. Stay Puft explodes into gooey marshmallows.
It appears that the short film is a collaborative effort between PlayStation Studios and Epic Games. Pixomondo, Ghost Corps, and Pixomondo created graphics to make it look like a PlayStation 5 video game.
It was created using real-time visual effects technology, in order to create a photorealistic look, much like the Matrix Reawakens demo. This makes sense, since Epic Games also assisted with this.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that a PS5 Ghostbusters title is in the works. It was just a preview of what might be rather than what is currently being developed. We’re hoping that this leads to an AAA Ghostbusters title.
It’s a great look at what the future of gaming could be like, and it has some amazing lighting and texture effects. PlayStation has a long history of exclusive games that are stunning, such as Horizon: Forbidden West and The Last Of Us Part 1.
Ghostbusters Fans will have to cross their fingers and hope that a similar game is on the way.