Ubisoft has decided to expand on its music empire, moving from dancing with Just Dance to singing with the new title Just Sing.
Announced today, Just Sing is a new game that will have you singing or lip syncing with more than 40 tracks from a wide variety of artists. From the famed and venerated Queen to the Canadian hip hop singer and national headache Justin Bieber, there’s a wide variety of songs and styles to be found here. Just Sing will also feature the ability to create your own music videos either by companion apps on mobile devices or via the PlayStation Camera or Kinect. This will come with tools like filters and themes to modify them and can have up to four people working with the song in Party Mode to create their own music video to embarrass themselves with.
There is also a Battle Mode where two players face off in a 1v1 singing battle. In this mode, players will choose between several special effects that will be displayed as they attempt to out-sing the competition. Players will also be able to view others music videos via the game.
Ubisoft is also creating a Just Sing streaming store that has over 1000 other songs available for purchase in packs. There is no information on the price, or how many songs will be in a pack. From the qualifiers, Ubisoft hasn’t announced the full track list yet, but here are some of the songs you can expect in the base game:
- I Want To Break Free
- What Do You Mean
- I will Survive
- All About That Bass
- Drag Me Down
- One More Night
- Stand By Me
- Colors of the Wind
There is a more detailed list on their site.
Just Sing will be available September 6th on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
One wonders why Ubisoft didn’t show this at E3 given its essentially an expansion of the Just Dance franchise into singing. On the other hand, given the amount of cringe that the Just Dance announcements create that may be for the best. One thing I don’t really see addressed here is how has Ubisoft worked out rights for people sharing things on Youtube, which is especially notable in lip syncing. Given the focus on shareability here that could be a big concern if music studios content id or DMCA music videos made via Just Sing.
On the other hand, there’s going to be a whole new way to embarrass yourself now!