Harmonix announcing a new game tomorrow

The new game won't be a Rock Band or Dance Central title, says Harmonix.

Harmonix is unveiling a new game tomorrow that's not related to Rock Band or Dance Central, the publisher has announced on its Twitter account.

In recent years the developer has released numerous Rock Band and Dance Central titles, alongside dabbling in mobile and downloadable games with VidRhythm and Rock Band Blitz.

In April this year the company stopped releasing weekly batches of DLC for the Rock Band series after 275 consecutive weeks of content. "In recent months we’ve scaled production down as we’ve transitioned resources onto other projects," said Harmonix at the time.

In 2012 the company posted a job listing for a combat designer for an upcoming title, and in April the developer announced that it was making a "small number" of layoffs.

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blackothh
blackothh

so............you are announcing that a future announcement will be made, very good use of your time.

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

its the Fantasia game, with current pop artists... what a joke..   get ready for waving your hands around... 

Jay-Pea
Jay-Pea

My guess is a new game to compete with Rocksmith and the not yet released Bandfuse. I think it's about time Harmonix moves into real instruments. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

"Harmonix is unveiling a new game tomorrow that's not related to Rock Band or Dance Central" I wonder how many people will still comment with "I hope it's a new Rock Band/Dance Central game".

soulless4now
soulless4now

The music games are pretty much stale at this point so I hope it's something different. 

sidewinder2617
sidewinder2617

crack head hero....

with overly expensive crack pipe peripheral 

lighter not included

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

Please dont make me buy new plastic instruments. I just want something like Amplitude or Frequency.

RetroSEAL
RetroSEAL

It will be Rock Dance and Band Central obviously...

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

combat? i hope what they know what they are doing.

Overeduk8ed
Overeduk8ed

I'm calling it now so no one else can claim they said it first:

They got the rights to PaRappa the Rapper.


Kick, Punch, It's all in the mind!

If you wanna test me, I'm sure you'll find . . .

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Rock Band 3 was pretty solid -- so much so that a sequel isn't really necessary, unless it was a new band-specific game, like if they'd gotten the rights to Led Zeppelin, for example. Considering this is something brand new, well, I have my doubts. You already had me at the band stuff... don't much care for anything else related to music that would make a viable gaming franchise.

Then again, who knows.

kellian1
kellian1

If the game isn't Weird Al Polka...I'm not buying

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Who's betting on something for Kinect?  Hopefully they can bury it with those ET carts. 

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

Ok they made rock band, sooo instead of DJ Hero maybe it'll be Club DJ or something??? Idk whatever it is hopefully it'll be cool.

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

Air Guitar for the shitboxone and the lame Kinect.. I can see the xbots foaming at the mouth for this epic game..

PlatinumWolfe
PlatinumWolfe

I hope it's a sequel to Amplitude. That would be awesome.  

Acardorin
Acardorin

Air Rock Band - Coming this Holiday season for the new Kinect 2 & PlayStation Eye 2

Now you and 3 of you friends can look utterly ridiculous without the need for supplementary plastic peripherals!

Frequenxy
Frequenxy

A true sequel to Amplitude please!

Valkyrslayer
Valkyrslayer

I whish they would make another Game like Amplitude I loved that game.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

Music Games aren't even popular anymore. That fade died out like 5 years ago. Nobody cares anymore. Harmonix only knows Rock Band so expect this new IP to be subpar.

Acardorin
Acardorin

@SavoyPrime Close, new leaked footage: 

toshineon
toshineon

@deathstream Dance Band? Reminds me of something horrible I heard on a Swedish radio station, haha :P

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

@COPMAN221ISBACK First of all, no one was ever foaming for these games, let alone Xbox gamers. So, that's a pretty meaningless comment.

Secondly, why are you so against it? I dug the band games just fine. What, am I supposed to be ashamed because I like music? Bugger off.

Finally, google Air Guitar. If you're going to make fun of something, at least come up with a joke that actually makes sense.

Acardorin
Acardorin

@COPMAN221ISBACK Congratulations, exactly 17 main comment were made before somebody started incoherently bashing a future gaming console. 

This must be a new record! Luckily, you were here to set everybody straight before the number reached any higher.

We wouldn't want do discuss the actual article for once, now would we? We wouldn't want to waste a minute not engaging in a meaningless console war based on unconfirmed rumours, right?

No sir, no! Not while the vigilant COPMAN221ISBACK is on his watch.

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

@BryanParksSuper 

Ummmm, "Music Games aren't even popular" and "Nobody cares anymore"??? Really dude. Nice fail.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

@BryanParksSuper You know nothing.  Harmonix have been making rhythm games since 2001(even before that if you want to count their failures before Frequency), WAY before popularity ever came to the genre.  That and the fact that most if not all of their games are of the rhythm genre suggests that this new game has something to do with rhythm.  I don't claim to know what they're releasing, but given their history I would think it's very likely.

Given a combat designer, it could be something as simple as timed hits to the rhythm of background music or something.  Who knows with them.  They could just try something non-music related altogether.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@toshineon @deathstream Oh, yes the Swedish Dance bands, something you aren't allowed to enjoy unless you're 50+ year old :P. Just search on youtube for Lasse Stefanz or Vikingarna, lol.

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

Unconfirmed ???? Bwahahaha!!!! I guess anything directly from Microscam employees is "unconfirmed" according to dumb asses like you... Enjoy your DRM always online kinect.. Lol

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

What's wrong little boy? You going to get upset and tell mommy because I'm making fun of your POS trashboxone? Lol

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

@HelIWithoutSin 

Not the same thing.

Rock band blitz was all that.  A rock band game that you could play with the dualshock.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

@fredyellowone @BryanParksSuper I personally still play.  I plug an AG Riffmaster to my PC and play Phase Shift with it, which is essentially the same thing as Rock Band.  I make my own song charts too so I get virtually infinite replay value out of the whole thing.  No filler songs to skip and everything other than the controller itself is free.

Lawdog1521
Lawdog1521

@jinzo9988 I play Rock Band, Rocksmith, and Singstar.  Two of those three still turn out DLC and the other only stopped in April. 

Obviously someone is still playing music games.