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.
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