Welcome to part two of VideoGamer interview with Harmonix design director Rob Kay. Yesterday he answered questions on the controversy over Rock Band's pricing in the UK as well as Xbox 360 exclusivity and the dispute with Guitar Hero publisher Activision. Today, VideoGamer brings you his thoughts on the future of Rock Band, from DLC to "crazy blue sky" thinking, and why it can help you play drums in real life.
VideoGamer.com: On SingStar PS3 there's a video creation tool and you can upload your own videos. Any plans for something similar with Rock Band?
Rob Kay: I think it's a cool feature. I haven't actually seen it myself. We've talked about ways of recording performances and we've riffed on that idea. We haven't got anything in the works right now. But I wouldn't rule it out for the future.
VideoGamer.com: Harmonix as a studio - is it Rock Band and Rock Band only for the foreseeable future or does the team fancy doing something else?
RK: Music in gaming is where we're at, it's been our reason for being for many years. We want to do justice to Rock Band and what it's creating. We see possibilities for taking it forward. But we're also full of ideas for other games within musical gaming. We're structuring ourselves internally so that we can both deliver all of this music and incremental upgrades to Rock Band, while also devoting enough of our time to just real blue sky crazy s$!t.