Timbaland Hits the Studio With Rockstar, Creates Beaterator
Get ready my lil’ Dillas, Kanyes and RZAs, Rockstar Games and Timbaland just announced their latest brainchild: Beaterator. The new game features thousands of loops made by Timbo and Rockstar and puts them in a portable, accessible platform that allows millions of aspiring beat doctors to experiment with professional quality.
Available on September 29 for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and PlayStation Network, the game builds on the Beaterator flash game that has been available on Rockstar’s Web site since 2005. The Web version quickly blew up, and it seems that the collaboration is really being taken to the next level.
“I’ve worked closely with Rockstar Games to make something completely unique,” said Timbaland. “Beaterator is like taking my music studio and turning it into a suite of tools anyone can use. We can’t wait to hear the beats people make and share with the world.”
That’s a pretty bold statement from a man who is known to have single plug-ins worth thousands, yet we all know Rockstar Games (the studio behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise) doesn’t mess around. If they create a beat making game, they’re going all in.
“Beaterator is a very natural progression for us,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “Music is incredibly important to us here at Rockstar, and we believe that there are many people out there who share that passion and will be excited about creating music of their own.”
Peep the trailer below: