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EA publishing deal with Rock Band lasting through March

Monday, 8th February 2010 23:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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EA’s confirmed its present deal with Viacom on all things Rock Band from MTV Games and Harmonix is only good for another month.

Speaking in the company’s Q3 FY10 financial call, firm execs said the deal only lasts until the end of March, when the deal expires.

This might be the reason you haven’t formally heard Rock Band 3 yet. At least not until a new deal is in place.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. cookiejar

    EA would be crazy to let this bugger slip.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    ‘Activision buys Rock Band’

    I can see it now…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    I think they’d probably be better off elsewhere, now. EA would probably end up better off investing in other things, too.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O’Connor

    Doesn’t EA own Harmonix and the franchise name..?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    @4 MTV own em both. EA just package that shiz up, basically.

    On a different note (pardon the pun), I would actually love Rockstar to make a music game. They could just call it “Rockstar” :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    @5

    Don’t get it…

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    …………….. Wait, Genius!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. psxman

    @5 and when it comes to sequel time, they could be all pretentious and call it *Rockstar logo* “The band simulation formaly known as Rockstar”.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mad-elph

    Votes Comment 7 for comment of the evening award

    #8 5 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    Hmmm…if they were going to do this I would have thought they would have done it before now TBH.

    As far as I am aware Rock band hasn’t been that profitable for EA/MTV

    #9 5 years ago