Rocker’s Rejoice

PS3 Music Peripheral Compatibility Update

So the Rock Band/Guitar Hero debate will never end. The one where no one wants to say they are equal. Think about it, I’m sure you know a fan boy for one format or the other. I know I do. Well soon, Sony will be taking steps to bring these two giants together. Well a bit. Even include for some of their other less know or popular music titles coming out.

Looks like they are going to make a patch that will make all music controllers work in harmony. That is, you will soon be able to play Rock Band with your GH controllers and vice versa. Also will work with the new Rock Revolution as well as the Sing Star ones as well. So take that you money grubbing companies and forcing us to play with controllers some of don’t want to. I kid I kid. Below is the post about it on the US Playstation Blog.

Hi everybody, Michael Shorrock, here. I’m the Director of Publisher Relations here at SCEA. I work closely with all of the publishers and developers who create games for all PlayStation platforms. While SCEA had a ton of great announcements at E3, I’m excited to say, we have one more for today, one that I know a lot of you have been asking about:

For the past several months, we have been working closely with Neversoft and Activision, Harmonix and Konami to ensure that PlayStation 3 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.

We’re still working hard to ensure compatibility between the Guitar Hero and Rock Band titles currently on the market, and we 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.

Keep an eye out here for more information in the future.

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