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SCEA Making Sure PS3 Music Peripherals Are Compatible

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2008 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT

SCEA's Director of Publisher Relations Michael Shorrock, who works closely with all of the publishers and developers that create games for all PlayStation platforms, has been working closely with Neversoft and Activision, Harmonix and Konami to ensure that PS3 guitars and drum sets will all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility, meaning Guitar Hero: World Tour’s guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Konami’s Rock Revolution software.

For the past several months, SCEA has been working closely with Neversoft and Activision, Harmonix and Konami to ensure that PS3 guitars and drum sets will all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility.

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.

SCEA are still working hard to ensure compatibility between the Guitar Hero and Rock Band titles currently on the market, and hope to have an announcement on that shortly.

Of course each of these great games have their own specific cool features that may not be compatible with the other controllers, but this is our first big step in bringing a level of compatibility to music games that is sure to benefit PlayStation 3 consumers.

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