PixelJunk 4am, the music creation game which lets users broadcast their creations over PSN, will be released on PSN on May 15, Q-Games has announced. The free PixelJunk 4am Viewer will also be released May 15.
"We've created various different events you can choose from to play live. Different events will present you with different mixes of songs, visualizers and a new mood to go with each one," explains Rowan Parker, planner, Q-Games. "You then take this event live on PSN and make it your own, crafting and performing it however you want.
"Here's some numbers for everyone. Each song has 4 track instruments you can use: a Drum, Bass, Rhythm and Synth. Each track then has 4 different looping samples and 4 one-shot sounds in space around you that you can use. All of the loops and samples are different for each song, meaning events can have up to (4 loops + 4 one-shots) x 4 tracks x 5 songs = 160 different sound samples to pull from and mix however you like.
"Then there are the Effects which you can apply on top of those. Each of the 4 tracks have unique Effects living on different axes in space around you (like a giant 3D Kaoss pad for those of you into DJing and synths). Using these effects (reverb, low/high pass filter, flanger, ringmod, chorus and more) you can modulate the original sound samples into something completely different. All Effects run independently on each track instrument using the power of the PS3′s SPU hardware, so you could have up to 16 Effects simultaneously modulating all your music."
Q-Games has also confirmed that PixelJunk 4am can be used as a stand-alone music visualiser for playing your favourite music on PS3.
And PlayStation Plus members will have the chance of getting in on an early access Live Beta, with a limited number of codes handed out to those with a Move controller. There will also be a 4am Free Viewer beta download available to ALL PlayStation Plus members.