Musical compositions of The Beatles are being immortalised in a new video game. Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the widows of their bandmates have permitted the use of the band’s music in the game, to be called The Beatles: Rock Band.
The game is expected be available in markets across the world by September this year. It will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.
The game will come with a limited number of instruments issued that are modelled after guitars, basses and drums used by John Lennon, MCCartney, George Harrison and Starr.
Giles Martin, the son of legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, is overseeing the project.
"This game will take you on a journey from the Beatles first album Please Please Me until the last album at Abbey Road," Contactmusic quoted The Beatles' Apple Corps CEO Jeff Jones as saying.
McCartney added: "I like people having the opportunity to get to know the music from the inside out."