SCEE European Product Manager Rob Rutter has announced news today of a SingStar Online Battle Mode and PS3 Beta coming soon.

To quote: I'm really pleased to be able to let you know about a great new gameplay feature coming soon to SingStar in the June update.

For the first time, you'll be able to take part in Online Battles against your friends in SingStar. When competing in an Online Battle, you'll send an invite to one of your PSN friends, match songs (you both need to own a song to play it) - pick-up the mic and in true MC style 'let battle commence'.

When playing, you can view your opponent's score live, and see them playing via PlayStation Eye.

As this is a new feature for SingStar, the team needs to test out the gameplay with real players, and this is where you come in! We're running a Closed Beta for our most dedicated SingStar players to come and help us test out new features and upgrades to the game. If you're already a SingStar player aged over 18 with a European PSN account, have the game, mics and an online-enabled PS3, we need your help!

If you're interested in taking part in the Beta, head over to and fill in the online questionnaire.

Please note though that places on this Beta are strictly limited - you'll be asked to participate on certain nights and feedback on the experience in the forums, so please only apply if you're able to commit to this (and are happy communicating in English).

Full details of the SingStar Beta are on the Web site, so take a look and if you're happy to join in, we'd love to get your help and feedback on the new game features. SingStar fans - your game needs you!

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