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Free-to-Play SingStar to Receive ‘Complete Redesign,’ Details Coming Next Month

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Posted on September 16, 2013 AT 11:21am

Sony will be completely redesigning SingStar as a free-to-play title, and will share more details about the overhaul next month, the company announced today.

Said details will come from SCE London Studio director Dave Ranyard, who will be delivering a presentation titled “Rebooting SingStar as a Free to Play Game” during the 2013 F2P Summit. Ranyard’s presentation will touch upon how the fan and user feedback from the free-to-play SingStar PS3 app influenced the coming redesign.

“Many of the best [free-to-play’ experiences are built and designed from the ground up with F2P in mind from the start,” Ranyard said in a press statement. “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?

“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.”

This year’s F2P Summit will be held at RichMix in Shoreditch, London on Thursday, October 10.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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