They once said all you need is love. That might be amended now to All You Need Is Videogames — if you’re a fan of the Beatles.
A new Beatles videogame from MTV Games will be in stores in time for the holiday season, according to Variety.
The partnership is the first time Apple Corps., EMI Music, Harrisongs and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have agreed to present the Beatles’ music in a video game presentation. Executives from Apple, MTV and game developer Harmonix announced the game today in London, giving few details beyond the game’s existence, noting further announcements would come in the next few months.
“The game is in development,” said Jeff Jones, CEO, Apple Corps. “We don’t want to talk about how it will turn out a year from now. We’re in the process of creating the game.”
The game will include songs recorded during the Beatles tenure within EMI, 1962 to 1969, and it is possible the entire catalog will be used.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono Lennon have been part of the conversations regarding the design, layout and roll out of the game. Discussions, both creative and financial, between Apple Corps. and MTV began 17 months ago.