Skip to main content

Rock Band creator Harmonix responds to reports of a series revival

rock band creator harmonix responds reports series revival
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Harmonix is reportedly set to bring some manner of Rock Band game to Microsoft and Sony’s newest game consoles, according to “a person familiar with the plan” speaking to Bloomberg Business. There’s no confirmation from the Boston-based studio, but recent hints in the form of a Harmonix survey gauging interest in more Rock Band and the sudden influx of new downloadable content for the earlier game nod toward a possible revival.

Reached for comment, Harmonix had this to say:

“We’re excited by how enthusiastic our fans have been in regards to our most recent DLC releases, and we think it’s awesome that people are speculating about the future of the franchise!

While we don’t have anything to announce, hundreds of thousands of unique users are still actively playing Rock Band games each month. This passion our fans have shown for Rock Band over the years suggests that rock truly hasn’t died, and we’ve always been clear that we’d love to return to the franchise when the time is right.”

There you have it. Official word, straight from the source. Late-February is definitely not the right time for a reveal. But with PAX East and Game Developer’s Conference both just weeks away, and E3’s June return scraping at the edges of the horizon, the “right time” that Harmonix refers to might be coming sooner than you think.

Stay tuned for more as soon as we hear it.

Editors' Recommendations

Adam Rosenberg
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Previously, Adam worked in the games press as a freelance writer and critic for a range of outlets, including Digital Trends…
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Queen’s Blood tips and tricks
final fantasy vii rebirth queens blood opinion famtasy

After Fort Condor arrived in Final Fantasy 7: Remake Intergrade, you may not have expected an entirely new minigame to be introduced in Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth. However, after the opening hours, when you're let loose in Kalm, you will automatically be given your very first deck of Queen's Blood cards. While this minigame is entirely optional after you play your first game to learn the basics, you would be missing out on a ton of content and secrets, let alone fun, by ignoring it. Still, we understand if you feel you didn't sign up for a strange new card game in your Final Fantasy adventure. Plus, there is a lot more depth to the game than is properly explained. If you want to rise up the ranks and be a Queen's Blood champion, but are unsure how to start, we'll show you the ropes.
The basics

The tutorial for Queen's Blood does a decent job explaining the basic rules of Queen's Blood, but it goes by rather quickly and may leave some things a little unclear until you play a few rounds.

Read more
Save $400 on this (upgradeable) gaming PC with an RTX 4060
ibuypower tma7n4601 gaming desktop deal walmart february 2024 pc

Gamers who are on the hunt for gaming PC deals should check out the iBuyPower TMA7N4601 gaming desktop, which is available from Walmart for a discounted price of $899. You can keep the savings of $401 on its original price of $1,300 to eventually buy better components for the machine, though it may be a while before you need to make any upgrades. You're going to have to be quick if you're interested in taking advantage of this bargain though, as we're not sure how much time is remaining before the gaming desktop's price goes back to normal.

Why you should buy the iBuyPower TMA7N4601 gaming desktop
The iBuyPower TMA7N4601 gaming desktop is an excellent choice if you want a machine that will be able to run the best PC games. It's powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 5700 processor, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card, and 16GB of RAM that our guide on how much RAM do you need says is a good starting point for gaming. When the time comes that you need to upgrade its components -- probably after a few years -- you can easily access its interiors so you can make the swaps yourself.

Read more
It’s time to revisit Pokémon X and Y before its too late
Key art for Pokémon X and Y.

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to revisit Pokémon X and Y, the announcement of Pokémon Legends: Z-A just gifted you a perfect excuse to do so.

Released for Nintendo 3DS in 2013, Pokémon X and Y are important but quiet entries in the RPG series. They were forward-looking games that brought the series into full 3D and took significant steps in making Pokémon even more approachable and easy to play online. A lot of problems more hardcore fans have, like the games being too casual-focused or having a bevy of technical issues, also got their start here. That makes Pokémon X and Y fascinating games to revisit -- and I recommend you do so soon.

Read more