SINGSTAR: ULTIMATE PARTY
Publisher/developer SCE (London Studios) Format PS3, PS4 Release TBC
For its PS4 debut, Singstar is freeing itself of microphone peripherals. The ones buried in attics across the country will still work – well, probably – but if you don’t have any to hand, you’ll be able to download an iOS or Android app to turn your phone into a mic and also allow you to cue up playlists on both PS3 and PS4. It’s a smart move that, while removing some of the theatre, also reduces the cost and the hassle of playing. There will be a digital and physical release of the game, the disc including its own 30-track playlist, and more songs will, of course, be available from the SingStore. Terrifyingly, game director Chris Bruce has said that the team is working on ways to make sharing your performances to Twitter and Facebook even easier than using the Share button, threatening a torrent of off-key snippets in your news feed.