Sony have announced today via their GamesCom presentation a new title for the PlayStation Vita handheld. Big Fest is a Music Festival creation simulation that uses a competitive gameplay style whilst promoting real life bands.
Players are tasked with creating and managing their own music festival by selecting the line-ups using undiscovered talents. Using online the games multiplayer mode, players are able to attend each others festivals, compete against each other or even band together to create the ultimate show.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, developer On The Metal said players will browse and select music from a regularly updated catalogue and that the tagline is “your music, your way”.
Studio managing director Steve Oldacre explained Big Fest in a bit more detail:
“The music you choose is more than the soundtrack to your game though. You’ll be promoting your bands, taking them from unknowns and making them super stars, giving them the tools to do their job and sharing your efforts for them with your friends – who will have an influence on how well you do. And the game will be using real bands, so along with having lots of fun, the game will be breaking real bands in the real world,”
Big Fest is a PlayStation Vita exclusive and has not yet been dated.