MTV Games has told MCV that a ‘Beatles Microphone Bundle’ could be released at European retail this Q4.
As reported yesterday, MCV believes that the pack will carry SingStar branding.
The publisher did not confirm if this was the case, but reiterated its support for “third-party music video game peripherals and microphones”.
A spokesperson for MTV Games and developer Harmonix told MCV: “We have been working very closely with all of our partners to create various retail promotional opportunities in Europe to support the existing installed base of existing music video game hardware, with potential offerings such as ‘The Beatles Microphone
“This follows on our industry leading stance on music game peripheral compatibility as we are always working to ensure cross compatibility across all Rock Band instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero(r) and other authorized third-party music video game peripherals and microphones."
MCV believes that a Singstar-branded microphone The Beatles: Rock Band bundle is due for release ‘within days’ of the standard SKU on September 9th in a special retail promotion.
However, MTV has dismissed the suggestion that the ‘Rock Band’ of the game’s title would be replaced with ‘Singstar’.
The spokesperson added: “MTV Games and Harmonix have the exclusive rights to create music games based on The Beatles per our exclusive partnership with Apple Corps Ltd.
"Contrary to the rumoured reports, there is no SingStar: Beatles software product. There is only "The Beatles: Rock Band" hitting shelves worldwide on 9/9/09 on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in which players can playas a singing game or as a full band game.”