The rumour that refuses to die has been amplified overnight, as Bloomberg reports that a new Rock Band is in production for the PlayStation 4. An anonymous person "familiar with the plan" told the reputable source that Harmonix is planning to re-launch its party property on Sony's next-gen system, which follows the arrival of new Rock Band 3 DLC after a whopping 21 month hiatus. The company's also been hinting at a comeback for some time.
Sadly, the report's light on specifics, and the developer's not ready to say anything just yet. "While we don't have anything to announce, hundreds of thousands of unique users are still actively playing Rock Band games each month," a studio spokesperson told Eurogamer.net. "This passion that 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."
According to analyst Doug Creutz of Cowen & Co, instrument-based releases made up 18 per cent of US video game sales in 2008, but currently account for less than one per cent. With guitar tutor Rocksmith the only real remaining series, it'll be interesting to see whether Harmonix can successfully recapture the genre's glory days. Are you eager to bring the band back together? Play a few power chords in the comments section below.
[source bloomberg.com, via eurogamer.net]
Yes I would love this! Key things they must figure out;
Transfer dlc to ps4 somehow
Let the old instruments work
I LOVE these games still play them it was only yesterday i picked up a new drum kit for the wii. If this came to ps4 it would be a day 1 buy fingers crossed!
OOh just in time! Moving out of my small apartment so I'll actually have room to drum at the appropriate audio level.
such a shame I'll probably won't be able to transfer my collection from 360 to PS4
I want this to happen! Hopefully an E3 reveal this year too!
That's great news, as long as PS4 is the main development system, this time around. RB3 for PS3 was such a broken mess of a game, that I had to stop playing it, simply to not kill a third PS3! But, if Harmonix is willing to put some actual effort into software for Playstation, I'm more than happy to start giving them money again!
@ztpayne7 transferring shouldn't be difficult. The downloaded content can be downloaded on a different platform (Singstar and some pinball games do this) and the on disc stuff is already packed as downloads (its how you transfer disc songs from RB1 to RB2 and then to RB3)
Its all about licensing though. That's the issue.
I miss these games so much.
Music games died for a reason. Let them rest in peace.
@Godsire- I am afraid they may rise again like zombies.
Not gonna bother me, the people who want it will buy it and that will decide if it stays or will forever perish. Drum roll
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