Beatles confirm release of Fab Four Rock Band game

Paul McCartney and co give blessing to the new game

A new version of the Rock Band computer game featuring the music of The Beatles is set to be released, it was announced today (October 30).

Apple Corps, Liverpool legends’ label finally ended months of speculation and confirmed they will be developing a version of the game with Harmonix and MTV Games, which owns the Rock Band.

The new partnership is the first time the band’s songs will be used in a computer game.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono were involved in the deal.

“The project is a fun idea which broadens the appeal of The Beatles and their music,” McCartney said in a statement. “I like people having the opportunity to get to know the music from the inside out.”

Starr added: “The Beatles continue to evolve with the passing of time and how wonderful that The Beatles‘ legacy will find its natural progression into the 21st century through the computerized world we live in. Let the games commence.”

Ono said: “It’s cool. I love it and hope it will keep inspiring and encouraging the young generation for many decades.”

The game is set to be released in 2009.