Rock Band Revival? Rumors Point to New Next-Gen Title

| 20 Feb 2015 00:40

Prepare your living room for an onslaught of new plastic instruments.

The whole Guitar Hero/Rock Band/Rhythm Game phenomenon was pretty interesting to watch play out. Over the space of about five years, we saw it explode from obscure Japanese arcade titles to massive, billion dollar franchises. Then, it just vanished, almost overnight. It was an example of over-saturation at its finest. Now, five years after Rock Band 3's release, rumors are pointing towards a Rock Band revival for next(current?)-gen consoles.

According to a report from Bloomberg, Harmonix is currently developing a new Rock Band next-gen consoles. Specifically, the PS4 and Xbox One were mentioned in the report, though one would think the Wii U with it's unique gamepad would be a nice fit for the game. Bloomberg didn't offer any further details, but claimed that its source was "familiar to the matter" and asked not to be named because the matter is private.

Last year, Harmonix asked its fans if it was ready for Rock Band 4, and was met with a generally positive response, and last month, new DLC songs were released for Rock Band 3 after a 2-year hiatus.

So, maybe this rumor isn't so crazy after all. What do you guys think? Are you ready for a next-gen Rock Band? Or, are you worried that Activision will join the party with a new Guitar Hero and we'll have the same problems all over again?

Source: Bloomberg

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