Sony's SingStar Viewer app for the PlayStation 3
previously just allowed players to check out SingStar
content for free; they'd have to put the game's disc in if they actually wanted to sing along with any of the game's songs. But a new message in the app
hints that will be changing very soon. The Viewer app has reportedly been discontinued, and a message when the app is loaded says that "The complete SingStar
experience will be available as a free download very soon!" Presumably, that means that anyone will be able to download SingStar
, and then play Sony's karaoke game for zero cost (with extra songs being purchaseable separately).
The one catch: The game will still require a mic
, so if you haven't bought one of those yet, you'll need to do so. But the good news is that the mics are available for just a few bucks
in certain places, so those interested should be able to pick one up easily. We'll look for more official news on this next week from the PlayStation Blog.