Paul McCartney working on videogame soundtrack

Paul McCartney with Wings (for extra comfort)

Yes, we’re afraid it’s true; Sir Paul “can’t name any album his music appears on released within the last thirty five years” McCartney is writing music for a videogame. What game? We don’t know! Developer? Ditto. Publisher? Your guess is as good as ours (though we’d say EA). So what do we know about the game? Well, er, Sir Paul “can’t name any album his music appears on released within the last thirty five years” McCartney is writing the music…

This…er… brilliant piece of news was first reported over at the Daily Express. As we’re not in the habit of reading right-wing newspapers obsessed with Princess Diana however, this came to our attention via MCV. The ex-Beatle is quoted as saying: “It’s a fascinating market. A new computer game sells so much better than a new CD these days.” Nice to see he’s taking an interest for all the right reasons!

69 year old McCartney, seemingly having forgotten the fact that he helped launch The Beatles: Rock Band a few years ago, went on: “Young people will hear my music for the first time in a game”. Whatever the game turns out to be, it may be worth praying to the deity of your choice that it isn’t a title where sound and music is integral to the experience such as Rez, Everyday Shooter or Child of Eden. If you can’t switch music off in the options, there’s always the trusty Mute button.

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Written by Luke K

Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He’s the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you’ll find something he’s written in there.

Luke doesn’t have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

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