3 Mandatory Things a New Rock Band Needs

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I love Rock Band. A lot.

I’ve spent hundreds of hours mashing plastic buttons, smacking rubber drum pads, banging on a keytar, and screaming into a microphone in front of my TV. To me, Rock Band isn’t just a game, it’s its own pastime. Playing Rock Band is like stepping into the shoes of people immensely more talented than you are, and grabbing a little bit of limelight for yourself. After a recent round of layoffs, I was skeptical that there would be a successor to my favorite rhythm game, until now.

I recently received a survey from Harmonix asking what I would want in a new Rock Band, and it got me thinking of what their needs to be in a new Rock Band to get me to ditch Rock Band 3. Here are three things that Harmonix needs to do to get me on board.

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3. Bring It To Next Gen

I love my old consoles. The Xbox 360 and PS3 have brought me countless hours of fun, many of those hours with a plastic instrument in hand. That being said, it’s time to move on. The Xbox One and PS4 are here, and along with them is a dearth of great games. I’ll still use my 360 to play Rock Band Blitz every now and then, but if I’m gonna have friends over to jam, I want them to crowd around my fancy new console–not the old one that’s now NINE years old. I’m not sure if a game like Rock Band could fully utilize the power that the current gen brings, but it’s time for a changing of the guard.

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  • Matt Ng

    Great feature! I was really excited to see Harmonix to send out that survey, it shows that Rock Band is not dead. I would be very interested to see the results of what system people rather have a new Rock Band game on. I know they recently did a poll to see what system people would Amplitude on and about 73% of the people said the PS4.