SingStar Free-to-Play Reboot Coming


SingStar last year was turned into an app on the XMB and later this year Singstar will be rebooted and streamlined for its Free-to-play future. Details on this future will be revealed at a talk at the F2P Summit in October.

At next month’s F2P Summit, Sony’s London Studio director, Dave Ranyard, will hold a talk ‘Rebooting SingStar as a Free to Play Game’ that will focus on SingStar’s transformation from a retail disc game to a F2P digital game.

From the press release:

“Many of the best F2P experiences are built and designed from the ground up with F2P in mind from the start. Game and app stores are littered with the ghosts of games where f2p is a bolt-on. But what do you do if you have a strong game experience which you truly believe could become a great F2P game?

“In my session at the F2P Summit, I’m going to talk about what we have done to move SingStar from a traditional disc based game to a digital F2P game on PS3. Phase 1 was to launch SingStar as an app pinned to the PS3’s cross media bar last October. Phase 2 is a complete redesign and overhaul of the whole game structure and UI for the digital and F2P age, which is due for release later this year.”

The F2P Summit takes place on October 10th at the RichMix in Shoreditch, London. For more details on the F2P Summit check out

Do you think SingStar can make this the transition to Free 2 Play?

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

Just a nerd from the Windy City. I’m actually really bad at describing myself because I get all self-critical and self-conscious. Follow me on Twitter, @The1stMJC, to see my borderline insane rants on tv shows and other non important subjects. If I’m not tweeting I’m probably just watching Buffy or Firefly for the millionth time.

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