The Beatles Sign With Rock Band
The Wall Street Journal is reporting from multiple sources that Rock Band has signed the biggest name in the history of rock n’ roll — The Beatles. The deal is expected to be announced during a conference tomorrow by MTC and Apple Corps Ltd who are the record label for the legendary band. The group is responsible for creating such masterpieces as ‘Revolver‘ and the ‘White Album,’ and they have sold over a billion records internationally.
For the last few months Activision, who is the publisher of Guitar Hero have been in a on going battle with EA to sign The Beatles and the number mentioned above is a clear indication onto why they both were. Because EA/MTV ‘outbid’ Activision this could be a big blow to Guitar Hero. However, with plenty of other bands out there — you have to wonder if Activision will aggressively purse them because of their failure to sign the Beatles.
At this point, no one knows how the developers of Rock Band will include the Beatles into the game. Obviously it could be either a simple DLC with a pack of songs or we could see a dedicated game with just the band included. They certainly have enough songs to make it worth the purchase. And if both Harmoix and Apple records are smart — they would absolutely sell a full fledge game.