The Beatles have licensed songs to MTV Networks’ Rock Band videogame series, according to several people familiar with the matter, a coup for the Viacom Inc. unit in its battle with rival Activision Inc. for supremacy in the world of rock and roll video games.
Update: Today the Beatles and MTV Games officially announced plans to make a Beatles music game. Woohoo! There’s articles all over the net, but check out this one, the press release at Beatles.com. It’s eerie reading quotes from representatives of all four Beatles about how cool a videogame would be. Kind of a weird Bizarro world situation. For example:
“It’s cool. I love it and hope it will keep inspiring and encouraging the young generation for many decades,” said Yoko Ono Lennon.
That quote would be inconceivable one week ago.