I'm interested in what caused them to operate at such a steep loss, be it old carryover or actual losses on recent productions, but we'll probably never know.
So, I suppose my questions echo those asked 500 times in this thread:
a) What does this mean for Harmonix's existing product lines?
b) What does this mean for Harmonix, as a company (which we might not know until we know who the buyer is)?
c) Who, if anyone, is the most stressed out about this around the office?
Yes, I'm a bit of a dick. That being said, you'll only notice when someone deserves it.
[16:40] <APPLES> I'm a suicide rocker and you found me out
[16:40] <espher`work> :O
[16:41] <APPLES> I turn to Cambridge and say prayers 5 times a day to the rock gods
sheesh, i got to the end of the other thread just now only to see it was closed, then came here and man, people are a typing today.
I guess this most likely means I'll never get that big 80's hair pack from a bunch of great 80's bands.
for the guy earlier who said it won't effect purchased dlc from the past i.e. look at heir komment alex and rock and roll star.
sad day, I have a bad feeling about this.
guess i better pick up the bon jovi songs now while i still can, cause i don't think we are going to see 3000 songs now.
just the rest of what ever they have coming, maybe a years worth of dlc is all we get.
Amy Sue Henslee (my sister) 1-24-11, Beebe Jr Beebe got life for her murder(Thank You God), may you rest in Peace Amy, we miss you still.
For me its only Rock Band if HMX is the developer not interested otherwise. My main concern now is ongoing support, just shelled out a fortune on the keyboard and my mustang will be more than a bit annoyed if the support for new DLC stops. Also what happens now with the Squier Strat? Are the plans still to release it?
If it does all go bendy I would like to thank HMX for the game I have spent the most time on since I started gaming. My wallet doesnt feel the same but you guys and gals have produced the best videogames of all time.
In an event like that, I would just make sure that all of my friends knew what was up with the company's goings by doing the same thing I did when Rock Band was announced (telling them now, "These are the guys who made Rock Band" instead of "Guitar Hero".)
Fear not, HMX, your loyal fans--those formed through a love of awesome games and people--will find you wherever you end up.
Telling people online how wrong they are since 1990.
I don't have any questions but a statement.
Thank you Harmonix for the best video game/franchise I have ever played, and still enjoy just as much as the day I purchased Rock Band 1.
You guys are THE greatest development team, and I have never had as much fun playing/enjoying/discovering/learning with a video game in the 32 years (yes I'm old) I've been playing them as I have had with the Rock Band franchise.
Please don't see this as a eulogy, because I can't imagine RB or Harmonix disappearing any time soon (read that as ever). Just think of it as a things might seem unknown now, and no one knows what the future will bring, but you as a studio have changed my life, and the life of my family and friends in such a positive way musically that words don't do it justice.
Here's to a brighter tomorrow with great news for the team at HMX.
Harmonix and Rock Band are just too god damned awesome to disappear.
The universe won't allow it.
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Viacom wants out of the games business, but what about the profits for existing DLC?
I don't see them being so willing to let go of what is basically free money for them. Hopefully it's not as complex an issue as it seems, but that existing DLC might be worth enough for Viacom to attempt to keep the Rock Band IP while ditching Harmonix (and the games biz at large).
"SUPERUNKNOWN" - SOUNDGARDEN Full Album DLC
Make this happen and I will never request anything ever again.*
*claims may not reflect reality