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Harmonix Wants to Time Travel

posted Sunday Oct 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Harmonix Wants to Time Travel

Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos recently sat down with Edge Online for an interview about where they are and where they want to go (TO SPACE). With the changes they have made in Rock Band 3, it is clear they are ready to revisit their titles with new eyes. He said,

There's a lot of creative terrain to explore with Rock Band... new forms of interaction between the player and the music. We still have some very exciting things planned.

Hit the break for more of what Harmonix has in store for us.

One thing he hinted at earlier in the interview was the possibility of seeing new versions of Frequency and Amplitude. For those who don't remember these games, they were the early Harmonix music titles when the music genre was first getting going. Frequency was similar in style to Beatmania without the Konami music. Amplitude was the sequel and added very little new to the gameplay.

While DJ Hero from Activision was a massive fail, it is possible that another game could come in and fill the desire of this type of game, so long as the game is made to a higher level of gameplay than the first two games in the series.

In terms of rhythm-action-type games focused on electronica, that's something we'd love to come back to at the right moment in time. Or something completely new focused on that style of music.

Let's hope this game isn't the same type of disaster we saw from Konami and it is playable and fun!

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