Q-Games has finally revealed some new details on PixelJunk 4am, the PlayStation Network game that turns orthodox music games on their heads. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, 4am is coming out this spring and it allows players to tell the music what to do, which is why the developers are calling it more of an instrument than a game.
"Every single owner of a PlayStation Move should be sitting up and paying attention. PixelJunk 4am is like nothing you’ll have played before. We’re blurring the lines of what can be called a “game” or an “instrument” using this hardware," said Rowan Parker, the Lead Designer on PixelJunk 4am.
He went on to describe the game, or, experience rather, by saying, "There’s no pointers, no shooting, no ‘waggling’ mini-games. This is an instrument built from the ground-up to fully utilize the PlayStation Move hardware."
Parker continues, "Using all 3 spacial axes (X, Y & Z plus one more axis for twist), the accelerometer & the gyro, we’ve built a Virtual Canvas in space for you. Your PlayStation Move is then tracked through space using a vibrant palette of changing sphere colours. Imagine an intricate Audio Canvas floating in space that you can use to paint and craft music on."
Not only that, but the developers are also "empowering" the PlayStation Network with its own radio broadcasting station so that anytime you play 4am you'll be able to live stream it for anyone to tune in and listen to your beats.
"Follow your favorite performers, leave it running as live background music at parties or just enjoy the visuals powered by the PS3 SPU’s brute force," said Parker.
We're not sure if PixelJunk 4am will be able to live up to all this hype, but it sounds pretty awesome to say the least.
Check out the PlayStation Blog for more info on the title.
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