Harmonix launches $1.5M crowdfunding campaign to bring Rock Band 4 to PC

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 17:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Harmonix has kicked off a Fig crowdfunding campaign to bring Rock Band 4 to PC players.

The developer hinted that something for PC was in the works over the weekend over on it’s blog.

Like other Fig campaigns, supporters are given the option of backing the game for traditional rewards or becoming an investor for a percentage of the game’s revenues.

Furthermore, Rock Band 4 for PC will provide players with “the tools to author their own songs,” which means user-generated content would be coming back to the franchise.

Players can submit their own songs to the Rock Band Network via Steam Workshop, which will make them playable by everyone who owns Rock Band 4 through Steam.

The PC version will launch with the same features and content updates from the console game, and will continue to be updated alongside the consoles version in the future.

Rock Band 4 on PC will contain 65 songs “out of the box,” plus up to 33 additional songs for backers. There will be over 1,700 additional playable songs through downloadable content, wireless guitar, drum kit and next-gen microphone support.

It includes World Tour Campaign Mode and Freestyle Guitar Solos.

Rock Band 4 is targeted for release on Steam in Fall 2016 and you can find out more information on through the Fig campaign page. The developer is seeking $1.5 million in funding, and as of press time, 80 backers have pledged $52,290 (and counting) with 35 days left on the clock.

Harmonix said the cost to develop Rock Band 4 is “already covered,” but it only raising the amount needed to “develop for the PC, which we estimate at $2 million, the vast majority of which is development and testing.” After the $1.5M is raised, the remaining $500,000 needed would be covered by Harmonix.

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