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I really don't see what the big leap forward is with these new systems.
As far as Rock Band goes, software can be rewritten/updated, but hardware will be the big problem if there is to be a RB4.
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They've said Rock Band is still very much alive, but that doesn't mean we will see a new game anytime soon. I also don't expect the next game to be focused specifically around real-instruments. What I would expect is the same ol' gameplay we know and love, with whatever slight improvements they could think of, except this time the Pro Modes would have better support, i.e. no need to buy a specialized proprietary instrument to enjoy Pro Guitar/Bass. I'd love to be able to plug in my real Strat and play whatever songs I liked.
However, both Sony and MS have made it clear that DLC and such won't be transferable from the current gen to the next gen. Then you have to factor in how all of Rock Band's DLC is pretty much licensed for a one-time deal (i.e. the current Rock Band games on their current platforms) so it would literally take the combined efforts of many high-level wizards to somehow bring all or even most of the current DLC crop over to the new consoles.
The current peripherals won't work on the new systems (most likely anyway), so they'd obviously have to make new ones. One of the complaints of the Great Rhythm Game Influx of 2006-2009 was the abundance of plastic instruments sitting around people's apartments and rooms with no place to store them. It's not very likely to assume the casuals would be willing to once again not only jump back on the rhythm game bandwagon, but also buy more bundles again. Then there's the fact that literally everyone who would get the new game, would be starting over from scratch in terms of song libraries.
I can see a new game being popular amongst the admittedly small niche of rhythm game lovers, but I express doubt that the genre could ever again rise to the prominence it enjoyed just over four years ago. I'm sure that HMX have all thought about this and they are aware of it. HMX are generally comprised of some pretty brilliant people, so I think whatever they decide on, will be the best for them and us in the end.
As much as I want a Rock Band 4, I just don't see it happening anytime soon. 2015-16 maybe.
The games are great, but RB3 messed up with no story. Somehow Harmonix has to make it a game with a plot, not just a beat-matching game.
... I would still like to know what else Harmonix is working on.
Pushing 50 and still rockin' like a teen, only now I can afford it and it takes longer to recover.
I want a Rock Band 4 expansion for GTAV....
Fight your way to gigs, rock the house, win guns, go on missions... Get rock gear, fight your way to gigs...
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Well RB3 did have a "story", but it was barely there. You start as a band who plays gigs so small that they can only blow their paychecks on boxes of pizza, then they gradually move up until they're touring internationally and playing big arenas. They get so popular that they end up faking their deaths in a plane crash due to bad weather, and spend their days on an island enjoying the peace somewhere. fin
But it would be nice to have a more...existent plot in the next game.
I would rather have an open world with no end in sight than some linear storyline that everyone follows.
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