The latest trends suggested that the music genre in video games was largely waning, especially after MTV Games and Activision pulled the plug on guitar Hero and Rock Band.
However, the French game publisher Ubisoft clearly understands that you cannot separate music from people’s lives, even if they are geeks.
After a successful performance by The Black Eyed Peas at the Stade de France in Paris, Ubisoft announced The Black Eyed Pea Experience for Kinect on Xbox 360 and also for Wii. The black Eyed peas video game would include all their major hits including “Boom, Boom, Pow,” “Rock That Body,” and “Let’s Get It Started.” Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo will participate in motion capture in order to get their in-game avatars, voices and characters right.
Ubisoft development studios in Quebec and Paris shall collaborate to launch the Wii version, in which a player would have to hold the Wiimote controller and follow the ultra-cool dance moves by the band members. The Kinect version of the game would be created by iNiS and the players would be able to dance along with Black Eyed Peas members using full body movements and gestures. The Wii and the Xbox 360 versions will also feature scroll on-screen lyrics, which would help players to sing along while they dance.
Apart from announcing The Black Eyed Peas Experience for Wii and Xbox 360, the company also revealed that they would be entering the music rhythm video game genre. It shall happen this October and they would collaborate with Rocksmith and unveil video games in which gamers can plug-in real guitars and play more than 50 songs from alternative rock bands like The Cure and Nirvana. Music rhythm video games shall be available on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. You could also take a look at Dancing Kinetic Sculptures and Robotic Humanoids which can dance and also play the piano.