Console publisher Acclaim has decided against duking it out with Guitar Hero, Rock Band and their increasing number of imitators. Instead, the company has launched a music game called Rockfree which is played entirely within web browsers.Players can battle it out with up to seven other people over the internet, and it”ll feature licensed tracks including Iron Man, Fat Lip, and Woman. A closed beta kicked off this weekend, with a full launch scheduled for the first quarter of next year.WMG, Sony and EMI are on board for licensing – which indicates that Acclaim is ponying up a decent amount of cash for song rights, since WMG is apparently playing hardball on this score with games publishers right now.The game is free to play, so how does Acclaim intend to make money out of it? That remains to be seen…(via Kotaku)

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