At that point, Harmonix would be better off coming up with a new franchise which people will hail as "the spiritual successor to Rock Band."
I guess what I'm trying to say is, with these new console on the horizon, they have an opportunity to something completely different. They're already out of the instrument making game. Current DLC may not transfer over. So that means they got the freedom to do whatever they want on the new console. If there were any time to start absolutely fresh, this would be it.
Stuff like completely new gameplay mechanics, new game modes, no more toy instruments, new whatever.
The current consoles already got a ton of content available to them. If people really don't like the new direction, they could just hold on to their current console and play rb3. It's not like if a new format comes along , all their libraries and hardware stop working.
a lengthy update, this is what I was referring to.
Second, in theory, while there isn't much that the current generation consoles can't do, a new console would be able to do everything "better". Developers right now run into limitations with RAM (just ask Bethesda about the PS3), with disc/hard drive speeds (long loading times), even with raw power. New systems should, in theory, make everything easier.
Charlie! How many times have I told you to keep doing Charlie work at the bar and stop coming up with these hair brained schemes?
Y'know, I wouldn't be stunned to hear that there were some games that refused to run unless you got online to check for an update, and then refused to run until you downloaded and installed any update that might exist. But I can't say for sure that any game does that (since I'm always online with my PS3).
I am hopeing for 2013, Harmonix will release a new version with the release of the new Xbox (if it happens). I don't think HMX needs to release a new version on the current generation of system.
I don't think HMX needs to add anything additional to the series, the pattern matching system works great the say it is. For those who think the game is too easy, they can buy a Mustang and have a bigger challenge. Just polish the game and release it along side the next gen systems when the casual market is interested in gaming again.
What I do hope is HMX is able to continue to afford to release a couple of songs each week so they can put the tag line on the new game box, "312 weeks of new songs have been released so far, bring the total number of songs that can be purchased seperatly to over 5,000. Rock Band gives you more song choices than any game in the history of console gaming!"