Classic Ghostbusters Theme Being Used for Video Game Instead of Awful Remix
When the new Ghostbusters video game was first announced, I didn’t even consider whether they would include the classic Ray Parker Jr. theme song; I just thought it was a given for the franchise. But developers usually try to explore every option they can think of, so Terminal Reality at one time was very, very briefly considering putting in a remixed theme song in place of the original. Executive producer, Brendan Goss, explains how that idea went over with fans:
“When we were doing the focus group testing, we asked people how they’d feel about a remix done by a current band. We got booed out of the place,” Goss said. “People were really against it, going, ‘You can’t do that, there’s only one song for Ghostbusters!’ It was incredible. So we were like, okay, we won’t mess with the Ray Parker Jr. song then.”
It just goes to show, never mess with a truly memorable theme song (I’m looking in your direction, 21st century Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon). As an added bonus though, Terminal Reality has also revealed that the game’s soundtrack will include over 75 minutes of music that was cut from the original film. So basically, we’re going to get some “new” music that should fit the tone of the game perfectly, as well as the classic tunes. Awesome.