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PS2 songs in PS3 SingStar clarified

Won't involve ripping to hard disk.

MTV Multiplayer has clarified that the SingStar disc-swapping feature announced by Sony Europe boss David Reeves last night won't allow you to rip songs to the hard disk.

Reeves had said that a firmware update would allow you to use songs from the PS2 disc in the PS3 version, prompting speculation about how this would work.

What he meant was that by pressing Select on the carousel you'll be able to insert a PS2 SingStar disc and use those songs without exiting the software.

Most importantly, you won't need one of the increasingly rare backwards-compatible PS3s, either, because the firmware Reeves referred to will solve the problem of how to get the PS3 to talk to the old discs.

Elsewhere during the conference, Sony unveiled SingStar Vol. 3 featuring the likes of Barry Manilow and Michael Jackson, as well as SingStar Singalong With Disney and SingStar Queen for PS2, and pair of downloadable five-song Queen track packs for SingStar, due to cost EUR 6.99 apiece later this year.