Is A New Rock Band Video Game On The Horizon?
Rock Band and Guitar Hero were basically the most popular video games ever during a period of time around 2007. Friends gathered to play. Bars held special Guitar Hero karaoke nights and everybody was making a lot of money. Then, much like anytime something is a success, the game sort of split in two. With Activision buying the full rights to the game, the original game makers went on to create Rock Band and then every three months a seemingly new version of the game was released until sales tanked around 2010 and both game-makers decided to go away.
That is, until now?
Bloomberg reports that Harmonix is working on a new version of Rock Band for next-gen consoles like the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Polygon reports that Harmonix has been sending out surveys as recently as last month asking fans what consoles they use and if they'd have interest in a new version of the game. Also, after two years of silence, Harmonix released it's first series of new DLC tracks for previous versions of the game recently.
Polygon reached out to Harmonix for comment and they seem to be dodging the question:
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.
Could we be seeing a new version of Rock Band in time for the holidays this season? Is this something you'd want to see?