Sony Computer Entertainment celebrates the 10th anniversary of SingStar by releasing the game on PS4.
In 2004, SingStar took karaoke singing to a whole new level by actually grading people's singing ability. In 2014, a new game called SingStar: Ultimate Party releases on both PS3 and even the PS4. It will includes 30 new songs for you to try.
In addition, a companion app will be released for free later this year. The app will be available for your iOS/Android phone so you can turn it into a microphone.
Dave Ranyard, Studio Director of SCEE WWS comments on the legacy of SingStar, "I can't believe it’s been 10 years since we first launched SingStar - it’s great to see how popularity of the brand has grown over the decade with 26 million discs now sold worldwide and 25 million tracks downloaded. Back in 2004 we were really breaking new ground, there weren't really any party or social games around at that stage and the idea of singing into a console was very new! But we've always said, people love singing together - and SingStar has always delivered and continues to deliver on the promise of enabling social singing. What's really exciting about today is that we're announcing a reinvention of SingStar, this time for the digital generation!"
Chris Bruce, Game Director of SingStar adds, "I'm really excited about the new SingStar as we've really worked hard to bring the game right up to date for PS4 with a brand new look and feature set. The new microphone app means SingStar is now for everyone, and we're looking forward to introducing a new generation of singers to the brand. Personally I can't wait to see some of the new videos the community will be sharing. They never fail to surprise us with their inventiveness, so who knows what they're going to do with the new PS4 camera and augmented reality effects.... it's sure to be entertaining!”
The SingStar Ultimate Party discs which will be released on PS3 and PS4 will be offered at an impressively low price point, with a recommended retail price starting from NZD$54.95. The discs afford even more value with an impressive selection of epic top tracks all in the one place so players can start the party straight away.
With more than 26 million copies sold worldwide in the past 10 years, SingStar is one of the biggest selling music properties of all time eclipsing Adele’s 21 album and Coldplay’s Parachutes. Some of the hottest selling tracks over the years have included Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, Adele’s Rolling in the Deep and Tenacious D’s Tribute.