PlayStation karaoke game to become free, focus on selling tracks

By | Published on Wednesday 24 October 2012


Sony’s karaoke game SingStar, where points are scored for getting the pitch right (and sorry Bieber, there’s no Autotune option), will be available for free in its latest incarnation, which will appear in the PlayStation Network store in Europe, Australia and New Zealand today.

Rather than charging for the game itself, users will pay to download tracks to sing along with from the SingStore, so that the business model becomes selling songs rather than the game itself. Users won’t even need a special microphone to play the free version of the game, though buying the PlayStation periphery is an option for better gameplay.