Harmonix: Rock Band 3 is a “big step forward” for the series

Tuesday, 16th March 2010 07:59 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has said that the recently announced Rock Band 3 will be a “big step forward” for the series when it launches later this year.

Speaking with Gamerant, he said E3 will be where its grand reveal will take place.

“Unfortunately I can’t say anything about Rock Band 3 at this point except that it’s coming this fall and it’s a big step forward for Rock Band,” said Rigopulos.

“This has been a two-year development cycle on this title and it’s a pretty significant level up from where we’ve been. We’re pretty excited about unveiling it at E3 this year. Holiday 2010 release.”

He also mentions “big plans” for the series’ future, as well as talk about the much publicized battle with Guitar Hero.

“Honestly, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the rivalry between the two franchises,” Rigopulos said.

“We’re really just focused on, not just Rock Band, but the [music game] category as a whole and what we need to do to get there. And for us, that’s just a secondary consideration.”

Rock Band 3 was announced last week at GDC.



  1. Yoshi

    This is exactly whats wrong with developers these days, they try and tease with bullshit claims and have nothing to back themselves up with then when its released thers nothin different XD

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Keyboards? Harmonica? Trumpets? Accordion? :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    star shaped tambourine, you can’t get more rock star then that!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Edward Cullen



    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Now we’re talking!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Edward Cullen

    Kurt Cobain is playable!


    #6 5 years ago
  7. mington

    Kurt Cobain with bagpipes

    Now we’re really talking!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Neolucifer


    Then again when did Harmonix did not live up to their claims ?

    Rock band 1 and 2 easily delivered and shattered a GH competition still busy shamelessly aping its features .

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The_Deleted

    Jesus wept, people.
    It’s fucking obvious it’s More Cowbell.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Michael O’Connor

    Curious to see what they actually do add to this.

    I would be very surprised if it didn’t at least have harmonies (ala The Beatles: Rock Band) and possibly full blown duets. There are a lot of famous (and not so famous) songs with multiple singers in them, so that would be awesome to have.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The_Deleted

    Yeah, I reckon they’ll be a lot more emphasis on vocals. It’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of these games, and if Singstar has proven anything, it’s that people love a good croon.

    #11 5 years ago

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