Dan Aykroyd Surprises Fans Playing Ghostbusters VR

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Ghostbusters fans trying out the franchise’s new virtual reality gaming experience got a big surprise when they took of their goggles and came face to face with Ghostbusters creator and star, Dan Aykroyd.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment invited true Ghostbusters fans – some dressed in the GB uniform – to celebrate the launch of their virtual reality experience available for Playstation VR.

Dan Aykroyd wrote about the event: “Had a blast surprising diehard GB fans at the launch event for the new Ghostbusters VR, available now on PlayStation. Check out their reaction here and experience the game for yourself.

In the VR world, the Ghostbusters need your help at the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse. You start off nearby in the streets of New York where Mooglie volunteers to be your guide.

After entering the firehouse, players are able to explore Ecto-1, assemble and fire a proton pack, look around the basement and check out the Ghost Containment Unit, and play with Slimer.  “Don’t leave any stone unturned as ghostly surprises await your discovery!

Ghostbusters: Now Hiring is available on Playstation for $6.99 and can be found at the Playstation store.

The idea for Ghostbusters was originally conceived at the Aykroyd family home just north of Kingston, influenced by generations of his family’s involvement with the paranormal at the house.

The 1984 film opened in the #1 spot and remained in that position for five consecutive weeks – even regaining top spot two more times as new releases briefly dethroned it. Ghostbusters became the highest earning film in all of 1984 and, according to Box Office Mojo, has earned over $295 million worldwide.

The follow up film Ghostbusters II was released in June of 1989 has earned over $215 million and the 2016 reboot has now made $229 million worldwide.