NCSOFT and Harmonix have today announced FUSER, a brand new IP putting players behind the decks and mixing elements of various songs to create original remixes live on stage.
Due for release on Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC, FUSER features a pretty stacked playlist including Billie Eilish, Lizzo, The Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragon and many more acts – over 100, in fact – providing songs for an ‘immersive sandbox’ where players are challenged to perform and create custom mixes.
Steve Janiak, CEO, Harmonix;
“With FUSER, we are delivering the ultimate music fantasy as a game. Music today is an experience. It’s not just people listening to albums any more – it’s recording and sharing videos of you singing along to your favorite songs, watching your favorite bands play at festivals, and sharing hit music with your friends.
FUSER puts players at the center of all that by letting you mix and share some of the biggest hits on your way to becoming a festival headliner.”
FUSER will allow players to blend vocals, bass lines and other instrumentation from a selection of genres to create unique mixes that can then be performed live online or saved as a video. We’re not entirely sure how this is going to work without being copyright striked up the wazooo but hopefully this can be circumvented.
Dr. Songyee Yoon, CEO, NCSOFT;
“When we first saw FUSER, we instantly knew it was something special.
It takes the amazing developer pedigree that Harmonix has developed over decades and distills the essence of creating, listening to, and sharing music where every player can be their own star. We can’t wait to see all the creations people will make.”
As mentioned above over 100 songs will be included in the final game, with the first announced batch listed below. Can you mix The Clash and Lady GaGa? Only time will tell.
The press release was keen to stress music will be available from all kinds of genres so there’s plenty to get excited about here.
Songs included in FUSER:
50 Cent – “In Da Club”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
The Clash – “Rock the Casbah”
Fatboy Slim – “The Rockafeller Skank”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
J. Balvin & Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lizzo – “Good As Hell”
LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
Migos – “Stir Fry”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Smash Mouth – “All Star”
Warren G & Nate Dogg – “Regulate”
FUSER is available in August 2020 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
Source [Press Release]