A New Ghostbusters Game Is "Definitely Happening" According To Ernie Hudson
The release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife has put the paranormal comedy series back in the spotlight, and the increased interest means we’re also getting a new video game – with actor Ernie Hudson now backing up previous reports.
Hudson, as we all know, plays the role of Winston Zeddemore in the movie series, and he’s been speaking on the Countdown City Geeks YouTube channel about the upcoming game.
The actor contributed his voice and likeness to the 2009 Ghostbusters video game, which was more recently remastered on Switch, and was asked if he would be willing to star in another game:
I just got an e-mail, because we’re doing another video game. They’re scheduling it now to do the recording, and I’m not too sure who going to do it, I know me and Danny (Dan Aykroyd), I think. I’m not sure about Billy (Bill Murray) will do anything on it. So, there will be another video game… When they’ll bring it out, I don’t know, but it’s definitely happening.
He even spoke a little about the issues the developers have been having in getting his likeness right:
They’ve been sending me prototypes of the character to get the image right, which they seem to have a hard time somehow creating my image. It’s so weird to me that they can get Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis to look exactly like they look, but I end up looking like Eddie Murphy or somebody.
A few months ago, Ghostbusters News reported that Illfonic’s Raphael Saadiq had let the news slip that his studio was “currently working on Ghostbusters”, so it’s fair to assume that this is the project Hudson is referencing, although there’s been no official word about a new game yet. It also remains to be seen if this new game is based on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, or if it’s an all-new story.