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We’ll avoid an arms race with Guitar Hero, says Harmonix

The creator of Rock Band has vowed not to saturate the market with games when the franchise returns this year. Harmonix and Activision released over 30 different guitar-based games between 2005 and 2010, causing the market to become oversaturated and collapse. Rock Band 4 is now set to return this …

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New Rock Band in development for PS4, Xbox One – report

A new Rock Band effort is reportedly in the works for Sony and Microsoft’s latest consoles. Bloomberg has word from a source familiar with Harmonix’s plan that the franchise will be resurrected on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though there’s not much other relevant info being leaked at the moment …

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Harmonix lays off "small number" of staff

Music game studio Harmonix has let go of a small number” of employees due to shifting priorities regarding its future projects. The Rock Band developer confirmed to Gamastura earlier this week that an undisclosed number of its staff had been let go. "We can confirm that a small number of …

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Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $300m for Rock Band bonuses

Viacom has been ordered to pay a $299 million to Harmonix shareholders in a court battle that is now in its third year. The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld two previous judgments claiming that Viacom avoided paying out hundreds of millions in bonuses to stockholders. Under the terms of the …

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Harmonix hiring for next-gen title

A handful of job listings for Rock Band dev Harmonix reveal the company is working on a motion-controlled title for next-gen consoles. According to the listings, the brand new IP aims to be a motion-based music game with combat and ‘emotionally compelling storylines.’ Currently the developer is seeking a Software …

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EA insists Rock Band iOS is NOT shutting down

The iOS version of music rhythm title Rock Band will not be shutting down at the end of the month, EA has insisted. That’s despite the game telling owners directly that come May 31st the game will be no longer playable” on their device. Players started contacting the press yesterday …

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