Listen up you Kings and Queens of Simulated Rock & Roll. It would seem that it’s time to head to the landfill, or at least the basement, and collect the plastic weapons of rock you so long ago disposed of, Harmonix and Mad Catz have announced that they are bringing the dormant Rock Band franchise back from the dead. Promising that they won’t milk the franchise to death with a billion annual sequels and one-offs this time around, Harmonix intends to release Rock Band 4 as the singular entry in this console generation, calling it a new platform for their interactive music experience.
To wet your appetites for more Rock Band shenanigans, tale a look at this behind the scenes video prepared for the announcement:
As much as I’m quite over the simulated rock and roll genre, it’s great to see Rock Band making a return. It was a great deal of fun to play and, with any luck, could help to inspire the next generation of great musicians to pick up their instrument of choice. With such a robust backlog of tracks to play and a sure bet on a great on-disc soundtrack, it just might be worth taking another look.
What do you think? Are you ready to take another tour with Rock Band? Do you think the franchise should have stayed in the grave? Sound off in the comments below.