Music lovers/avid gamers will also have something to look forward to this May 15, standing by with RPG genre fans waiting for the official release of Diablo III.
Now on its beta (on a semi-public status) phase, Pixel Junk 4a by Q-Games is the promised program/game geared to convert PlayStation 3 units into musical instruments, kind of a different take on the music-inclined following which came after the launch of the Guitar Hero franchise.
Developed to yield to the least learning curve challenges encountered in learning new musical instruments, the program/game works with the PlayStation Move and with the PlayStation 3’s default controllers. The program/game features options in calling in and combining the use of various instruments, with versatile featured musical options, sound effects, and sound enhancement conventions.
Taking in the enhanced online accessibility features of the PlayStation Network, the program/game is also geared as a platform for listening to tunes, either player-made sounds or “tuned” to the performances of other PixelJunk 4am composers.
Users can voice out their “bravos” and “kudoses” via a stripped version of PixelJunk 4am, with the use of a “viewer portal” which is being advertised to be a free feature portal for anyone to have.
What PixelJunk 4am’s proponents have yet to announce would be its price, since users who intend to stage performances via PixelJunk 4am have to have the full version of the program/game.
It’s difficult to tell weather PixelJunk 4am stands to fill in the gap left by Guitar Hero. Being pushed more as a musical instrument and not necessarily as a game, its focus as a creative medium may not suit well with the entertainment aspect most gamers associate game consoles and gaming environments with.
But questioning its future as a game or musical instrument aside, the interests of music loving gamers will surely be piqued.