MTV Games & Harmonix Partner On Beatles Video Game
MTV Games and Harmonix, the creators of the popular Rock Band videogame are partnering with the surviving members of the Beatles to develop “an unprecedented, experiential progression through the Beatles’ music.” This will not be a Rock Band like game, but a new format that will let gamers pretend to be the British rock pioneers.
MTV Games didn’t reveal details of the Beatles game but Sir Paul McCartney said in a release, “the project is a fun idea which broadens the appeal of The Beatles and their music where people will have the opportunity to get to know the music from the inside out.”
From the statement, it appears that the game may have some remixing, or rearranging elements, which could all gamers to interact with the iconic music in new millennium fashion.
The concept for the videogame was honed with input from McCartney and Starr as well as from Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison. “It’s cool,” said Yoko Ono. “I love it and hope it will keep inspiring and encouraging the young generation for many decades.”
The videogame is the band’s long-awaited debut in the Internet Age because the surviving Beatles and their multimedia company have long resisted selling their music online in digital formats out of piracy concerns.