Virtual reality

Location-Based VR Ghostbusters Game Haunts Arcades

Battle supernatural entities and race against other players in futuristic hovercrafts.

Last year Sony unveiled Ghostbusters VR Academy, a new location-based VR experience based on the iconic Ghostbusters franchise that lets you to strap on a Proton Pack and battle an army of supernatural creatures alongside your friends. Today, the highly-anticipated multiplayer experience officially launched at HOLOGATE arcades around the world.

“We are delighted to have collaborated with Sony Pictures VR on this experience,” said Leif Petersen, CEO and founder of HOLOGATE, in an official release. “Set in one of the world’s most beloved franchises, Ghostbusters VR Academy offers players an amazing shared social experience that family and friends can enjoy.”

“Our company-wide mission is to create a social play setting, an escape from reality that creates powerful, long-lasting memories of good times,” he added. “Ghostbusters VR Academy is the perfect fit for our ARENA and BLITZ platforms, and we can’t wait for our recruits to start their training!”

Ghostbusters VR Academy is now open to the public at over 450 HOLOGATE locations throughout 42 countries. The experience is actually comprised of two unique games. In the ARENA, HOLOGATE’s multiplayer VR platform, you team up with other players to trap all manner of nefarious specters. In the BLITZ, the company’s VR motion simulator, you step behind the wheel of a futuristic ECTO hovercraft and race against other players.


“Ghostbusters VR Academy takes full advantage of HOLOGATE’s location-based entertainment technology to immerse players in the Ghostbusters universe with friends and family, it’s an absolute thrill for Ghostbusters fans old and new,” said Jake Zim, senior vice president of virtual reality at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

“Players can strap on a proton pack and operate a brand-new hovercraft version of the ECTO to train to be a real Ghostbuster in an amazing academy setting, complete with iconic characters like Slimer and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man,” he added. “This story-expanding, fantasy-fulfilling experience is only possible in virtual reality.”


You can check out Ghostbusters VR Academy now at over 450 HOLOGATE locations around the world. To find the location nearest you visit For more information about the HOLOGATE platform and how it works check out the official website.

Feature Image Credit: HOLOGATE


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