Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, and MTV: Music Television announced today the development of MTV Music Generator 3, the latest generation in the popular music creation and remixing game series. Giving console owners the chance to make the music track of their dreams with ease, the title is scheduled for release in June 2004 on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and for the first time ever the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft.
MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix allows players to create and sample original music tracks as well as remix some of the hottest songs from today's biggest hip-hop and electronica artists. Players can get in the mix with: "The Way U Move" from three-time 2004 Grammy award-winner OutKast; rap icon Snoop Dogg's "From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace;" "Get Busy" from dance hall reggae star Sean Paul; "This Is My Party" from popular New York-based rapper Fabolous; and famed electronica mainstay Carl Cox's "Katja." In addition to these artists, for the first time players have infinite capabilities to bring their favourite artists together by combining samples from their own music collection in a unique remixed track. With technology of this magnitude, everyone's favourite feuding rappers, squabbling pop icons and artists of multiple genres have an opportunity to unite in a whole new entertainment medium.
"The MTV Music Generator 3 is the easiest and simplest music creation product available and for the first time will provide players with the opportunity to create and mix samples from their very own CD collection, as well as popular artists already included," said Tony Calandra, Director, Interactive Products, MTV. "A recipient of the Sony Innovation Award, this series has been a huge success and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Codemasters."
Says David Solari, Head of Product Marketing at Codemasters: "It's the most successful brand in music creation for video game consoles and MTV Music Generator 3, which is more intuitive and powerful than ever before, will regenerate the series. To be working once again with MTV and to have secured such renowned international artists and tracks makes for a highly exciting package to continue the series' reputation of being the first choice for any console owner who wants to make and mix music."
MTV Music Generator 3 is the latest addition to the MTV Music Generator series of games, a brand having sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide. The game makes original music compilation and detailed remixing simple with an intuitive system capable of delivering a finished track with quality sound results. With creation functionality in a fully-featured Studio Mode, including an editing bay of riffs, beats, bass lines and vocals, aspiring DJs, producers and music aficionados alike can easily assemble professional material in a matter of minutes.
Players can also achieve instant effects in songs with simple game controller combinations, including manipulation during track play. In a short amount of time, a standard Hip-Hop, House, Trance, Garage, Dance Hall or Drum 'n' Bass track can achieve personalized flair with immediate ambient, radio, vocal or instrumental additions.
MTV and Codemasters launched The MTV Music Generator series in October 1999 for the Playstation. The product was the first music creation programme that allowed users to manipulate over 4,000 pre-recorded riffs and instrument sound effects, write songs, create 3-D videos and participate in a jam session with up to four other musicians.
For more information on MTV Music Generator 3, visit www.codemasters.co.uk/mtvmg3