Location-based AR game Ghostbusters World approaches the launch, and developer FourThirtyThree has released new gameplay footage and a trailer to arouse the interest of the living.
As hinted at by the previous gameplay, the Sony Pictures game and franchised janitor Ghost Corps lend themselves generously from location-based AR standard Pokémon GO as it puts its own spin into gameplay.
Instead of hunting pocket monsters in the real world for later battles, players in Ghostbusters World predictably capture ghosts , The game replaces the ball throw mechanics with a first-person shooter style game in which players explode the ghosts with a variety of proton guns, defend against counter-attacks, and then throw a ghost trap to catch them.
The game also offers a variety of turn-based combat modes, including a story mode, daily player-versus-computer challenges, and player-versus-player arenas that are available regardless of location. For location-based combat, the game features a raid mode in which multiple players gather in the same location to cooperate in a battle to eliminate powerful bosses.
If you're not afraid of ghosts, it's you. You can sign up for the game through the App Store or Google Play. A release date was not announced, but I would bet my children's future Laffy Taffy and Tootsie Roll earnings of trick-or-treating that it will arrive before October 31st.
With the resounding success of Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company and Niantic, a frenzy of gold has begun among franchise owners and game makers to fund similarly designed mobile AR games. And while Pokémon GO developer Niantic developed the template for location-based AR games, the introduction of AR development tools has made replicating the games easier. With ARKit and ARCore, game developers can view 3D content in physical environments, while the Google Maps API gives them the ability to overlay virtual worlds over real locations.
Join Ghostbusters World The Walking Dead: Our World and Jurassic World Alive all of which are supported by ARKit, ARCore and the Google Maps API in competition around mainstream AR gaming dollars. Before the end of the year Harry Potter will join Wizard's Unite through Niantic.
First results for such mobile AR games are promising, with The Walking Dead: Our World earned $ 8 million worldwide in the first two months and Jurassic World Alive more than $ 25 million. However, their combined revenues are fading compared to Pokémon GO, which raised more than $ 1 billion by the end of the year after launching.
Nonetheless, Pokémon GO keeps track of its revenue stream despite the downturn The mainstream hype around the game, a relatively small portion of the pie in the long run, is too tempting for other franchises like Ghostbusters and others who have to go.