For those of you who were expecting an Xbox patch for Ghostbusters: The Video Game by the Fall, once the new system update was released (as it was this past week), you’re probably wondering what happened to it. What happened was it’s still on track, according to the polite and curt replies to the non-stop hectoring they’ve been getting on their Facebook page, Twitter account, and website.
Terminal Reality has completed work on a patch and is working with Atari to get it released
Basically, what this means is the coding and testing is done, now it just has to get final certification from Microsoft. It should be mentioned, updates to games are not free on console systems, with the console makers often invoicing publishers/developers in order to cover system overhead (bandwidth and the aforementioned testing.) That any developer or publisher would pay to update a game that has is well past it’s prime initial sales period is pretty much unheard of.
There was some confusion from the earlier announcement of a patch release, that the update for the game would come along with the update for the system, when in fact the system would come out first and the patch, which would take into account the system update, would follow, contingent on Microsoft.
So, no date as yet, as that’s up to Microsoft at this point, but stay tuned.
Big ups to Ryan LeClair for the tip.