Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Rock Revolution instruments to get along on PS3

PS3 owners planning to get the new Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour games (and possibly, Rock Revolution) can hold off on clearing out living room space to accomodate several sets of incompatible music peripherals. Sony has just announced in its PlayStation Blog that it's worked with...

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PS3 owners planning to get the new Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour games (and possibly, Rock Revolution) can hold off on clearing out living room space to accomodate several sets of incompatible music peripherals. Sony has just announced in its PlayStation Blog that it's worked with Harmonix, Neversoft, Konami, and Activision to ensure "a basic level of gameplay compatibility" between the guitar and drum peripherals in all of the games. Here's the block quote from Sony director of publisher relations, Michael Shorrock:

For the most part, this means that the titles with musical peripherals will work with the other's software. A few specific examples include: Guitar Hero: World Tour's guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Konami's Rock Revolution software.

And yes, you guessed it, Rock Band 2's guitar and drum set will work with Guitar Hero: World Tour and with Rock Revolution.

Conversely, Rock Revolution's drum set will work with both Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2.

In addition, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2 will both support the SingStar microphones.

This agreement currently doesn't guarantee peripheral cross-compatibility in existing games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3, but Shorrock hopes "to have an announcement on that shortly."

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