Ubisoft have announced a new karaoke-style game, developed by music game specialists iNiS, called Just Sing which will be released in September. You can use a mobile phone as a microphone to sing or just lip-sync to the music while also creating music videos using the phone’s camera. However, the Xbox One version also supports Kinect 2 for creating the music videos. Although so far Ubisoft have only announced using a mobile phone synced to Xbox One as Just Sing’s microphone, no mention of being able to optionally use Kinect 2’s mics instead. It’s a bit strange if the finished game doesn’t support Kinect 2 for singing though.
I’ll post an update if full Kinect 2 support is eventually announced or I personally get confirmation from Ubisoft, but in the meantime you can watch Just Sing’s announcement trailer above (although unfortunately it’s totally phone-centric) plus read the following press release and view the screenshot gallery below:
Ubisoft® Announces New Music Game, Just Sing
Singing or Lip Syncing, Solo or Group, Off-Key or Spot-On, Players Can Create and Capture Memorable Singing Moments
Guildford — July 29, 2016 — Ubisoft® is expanding its reach in the music category with its all-new foray into the genre, Just Sing™.
Following in the footsteps of the successful music titles Just Dance® and Rocksmith®, Just Sing will have players singing or lip syncing their way to living room or online fame through an epic track list that includes songs from Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, SIA, One Direction and Queen. So start warming up those vocal cords because Just Sing will launch on September 9th in the UK on Playstation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.
With more than 40 tracks to choose from, including classic hits like Queen’s “I Want to Break Free” as well as today’s hottest tracks like “What Do You Mean?” from Justin Bieber, players will unleash their inner star and can either record their voice, or lip-sync along. All Just Sing moments can be customised with themes and filters, letting players get creative with their videos, and are easily sharable with friends and the Just Sing community.
Music videos will be captured through the free Just Sing Companion App for iOS and Android* or via Xbox One Kinect or PlayStation Camera. To use the Just Sing Companion, App players just connect their smartphones and console to the same Wi-Fi network and they’ll be ready to belt their hearts out.
Just Sing features two different modes:
- Party mode: players can create their own music videos with up to 4 players as they sing along to or lip-sync their favorite songs.
- Battle mode: one player will face off with a friend in a 1v1 singing battle. In this mode, choose between several themed special effects that will be automatically displayed to enhance the competitive spirit.
Whether in Party mode or Battle mode, players can choose from tracks spanning musical genres, from top hits to all-time favorites with 40+ tracks including:
- All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
- Drag Me Down– One Direction
- What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
- I Want To Break Free –Queen
- Chandelier – Sia
- Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
- One More Night – Maroon 5
- Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
- Can’t Feel My Face
- I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll
- All Of Me
- Baby One More Time
- I Will Survive
- Colors Of The Wind
- I Want You Back
- Stand By Me
- Take On Me
- The Fox
More tracks will be revealed closer to the release date.
For more information about Just Sing and the Just Sing Companion App please visit justsinggame.com.
*To make the most of the functions of the free Just Sing Companion App, Ubisoft recommends using the iOS 8.0+ and the Android 4.3+ versions.
Are you looking forward to Just Sing? And do you hope that it will support Kinect 2 for singing or are you happy with just using it for the music videos and using a mobile phone as a mic? Let us know in the comments below or discuss it in our Kinect 2 Games Forum.
Source: Ubisoft's YouTube Channel