Sony scotches SingStar Beatles rumours

With GamesCom 2009 kicking off today, rumours are rampant that Sony will be introducing a new slim PlayStation 3 at its upcoming press conference. However, UK trade mag MCV is reporting that Sony may have something else up its sleeve for the show, claiming that SingStar Beatles will be coming...

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With GamesCom 2009 kicking off today, rumours are rampant that Sony will be introducing a new slim PlayStation 3 at its upcoming press conference. However, UK trade mag MCV is reporting that Sony may have something else up its sleeve for the show, claiming that SingStar Beatles will be coming exclusively to PS3.

The publication has cited sources from within GamesCom, saying that the title will be an "instrument-free port" of The Beatles: Rock Band and will come bundled with SingStar microphones. The publication has also said that the title will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts and will arrive "within days" of the release of The Beatles: Rock Band on September 9 while carrying the SingStar brand.

It should be noted that all previous SingStar games have been developed and published by Sony itself, and no previous SingStar game has received a simultaneous worldwide launch, with many products being region-specific.

When asked for comment on the title, Sony Europe flat-out denied the game's existence, saying it "has no news/plans to release a SingStar Beatles." EA had not returned requests for comment at press time.

[UPDATE] As with Sony, MTV Games has similarly refuted the existence of a SingStar Beatles product.

"MTV Games and Harmonix have the exclusive rights to create music games based on The Beatles per our exclusive partnership with Apple Corps Ltd. Contrary to the rumored reports, there is no Singstar: Beatles software product," an MTV Games representative said in a statement. "There is only The Beatles: Rock Band hitting shelves worldwide on 9/9/09 on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, which players can play as a singing game or as a full band game."

Discussion

23 comments
djeckenrode
djeckenrode

sheesh, i say that i'd find it amusing to see sony flop by wasting their money on beatles singstar and i get tuns of minus votes, i sometimes hate how i have a different sense of humor than most people.

NND1
NND1

Typical Sony Marketing not really surprising..

omegabyte
omegabyte

Whoever invented this rumor isn't very bright, since Rock Band: The Beatles is coming to the PS3 as well. Why would they release the same game, but with less features, on the same platform? It's a ridiculous notion.

NuKkU
NuKkU

i doubt it MTV Games probably owns the rights right now thx to Beatles rock band

Pete5506
Pete5506

I dont see the point if you can get rock band and sing all there parts and more

wiiplay1
wiiplay1

Why would The Beatles be in Rock Band and Singstar? That's just dumb.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

What if you don't want Rock Band and only play Singstar, sounds like a great idea

rockwii13
rockwii13

Seriously, horrid idea. Why would you buy this when you can get The Beatles: Rock band and do everything in Singstar but with instruments?

lamprey263
lamprey263

hmm, you can't use instruments and it'll probably still cost $60, just get Rockband, even if all you feel like doing is singing

mikeyvp87
mikeyvp87

I hope this is true. I'd much rather this game than Rock Band.

otanikun
otanikun

Please don't, I'd rather get RB Beatles thank you very much

oblivionpol
oblivionpol

BEATLEMANIA IS HERE!!!! I WOULD BUY EVERY DAMN THING ABOUT BEATLES

kamizuka
kamizuka

rumors.... just wait and see what well hapen

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Wouldn't have been such a bad idea if they did this a couple of years ago, but with Rock Band Beatles coming out in mere weeks, development of this game would be a monumental financial faux pas.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

This isn't even a rumour, it's ridiculous. If Sony ever did spend the dough to get this on Singstar, then more fool them.

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

funny i thought RB Beatles was pointless

djeckenrode
djeckenrode

i'd like to see sony lose tons of money on that deal, it would be amusing lol

booty56
booty56

that would suck, just stick with the beatles rock band

coruscant
coruscant

That would clearly not happen, it would be so pointless.

karmafreejack
karmafreejack

Won't happen. It couldn't compete with RB's The Beatles.

markypants
markypants moderator

With GamesCom 2009 kicking off today, rumours are rampant that Sony will be introducing a new slim PlayStation 3 at its upcoming press conference. However, UK trade mag MCV is reporting that Sony may have something else up its sleeve for the show, claiming that SingStar Beatles will be coming exclusively to PS3.

The publication has cited sources from within GamesCom, saying that the title will be an "instrument-free port" of The Beatles: Rock Band and will come bundled with SingStar microphones. The publication has also said that the title will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts and will arrive "within days" of the release of The Beatles: Rock Band on September 9 while carrying the SingStar brand.

It should be noted that all previous SingStar games have been developed and published by Sony itself, and no previous SingStar game has received a simultaneous worldwide launch, with many products being region-specific.

When asked for comment on the title, Sony Europe flat-out denied the game's existence, saying it "has no news/plans to release a SingStar Beatles." EA had not returned requests for comment at press time.

[UPDATE] As with Sony, MTV Games has similarly refuted the existence of a SingStar Beatles product.

"MTV Games and Harmonix have the exclusive rights to create music games based on The Beatles per our exclusive partnership with Apple Corps Ltd. Contrary to the rumored reports, there is no Singstar: Beatles software product," an MTV Games representative said in a statement. "There is only The Beatles: Rock Band hitting shelves worldwide on 9/9/09 on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, which players can play as a singing game or as a full band game."