293w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed today that the PlayStation 3 installment in its competitive karaoke series SingStar will hit North American store shelves on May 20.
Attendees to the Coachella Valley music festival, which kicks off today in California, will be able to test out their vocal skills in the game before its retail release. Additionally, SCEA has teamed up with T-Mobile to host an exclusive SingStar event on Saturday at the Coachella campground's Internet Cafe, entitled "TMO Tone Def Party and SingStar Lounge."
Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment America Returns to Rock Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival With a New Playstation(R) Experience
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced a triumphant return to one of the entertainment industry's hottest music events, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Coachella). SCEA will be on-site as one of the main sponsors to provide fans a first-look at three of its most-anticipated PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system releases, SingStar(TM), LittleBigPlanet(TM) and Gran Turismo(TM) 5 Prologue. Every year music fans from around the world gather to experience COACHELLA's adventurous mix of iconic headliners and wide-ranging, forward-looking performers.
294w ago - ThreeSpeech has posted a huge Q&A on SingStar Volume 2 today. A question many were asking was whether all the tracks from SingStar Vol 1 & 2 be downloadable from SingStore.
Sony say that they "are working hard at clearing tracks for the SingStore and will continue to clear as many tracks as quickly as possible. When Volume 2 is released a number of tracks from the disc-based product will also be available to buy in the SingStore."
They also said that the new Harmony mode will also be available to owners of the first SingStar blu-ray disc with a free upgrade via the PSN.
To quote: 1. Will all the tracks from SingStar Vol 1 & 2 be downloadable from SingStore and when will this happen?
'Licensing music for digital distribution is a different process to that of the disc-based product. We are working hard at clearing tracks for the SingStore and will continue to clear as many tracks as quickly as possible. When Vol 2 is released a number of tracks from the disc-based product will also be available to buy in the SingStore.'
2. Will the Harmony Mode on SingStar Vol 2 be available to owners of the first SingStar blu-ray disk? Will this be as a downloadable upgrade and will user's be charged for it?
'The new Harmony mode will be available as a free...
319w ago - Sony doesn't want to launch without a stocked online marketplace.
A few weeks ago, Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed that SingStar on PlayStation 3 had been delayed. The company wouldn't elaborate, but their official statement indicated the hold up was a licensing issue, not development. Then, last week, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced SingStar would arrive overseas in December, but SCEA wouldn't assign that date for the US version to 1UP.
"We have not yet set a US launch date," said a SCEA spokesperson. Additionally, when SCEA announced their new SKU, we had the chance to speak with Sony's VP of Marketing for PlayStation, Peter Dille, about the delay and came up with confirmation of a licensing hang up.
1UP: You mentioned Singstar, but that's not coming to PS3 this year anymore, correct?
Dille: That's correct. We had to push Singstar back a little bit, with an eye to making the downloadable content...
1UP: So it's more of a licensing issue?
Dille: Yeah, it's not a technology issue at all. It'll be a disc-based product and that'll be a great experience in and of itself, but obviously we're equally if not more excited to deliver content via the PlayStation Network and have consumers experience new songs that way. We want to make...