Last week, Harmonix, current stewards of the Dance Central and Fantasia franchises, raised a few eyebrows with an online poll asking about the Rock Band franchise. A few of the questions focused on gauging interest for a few Rock Band options, including new DLC, a new game on last generation hardware, and a new game on current generation hardware. Harmonix, obviously, is fishing for responses to see whether or not it’s worth the time, money and life lost to crunch periods to go once more unto the breach and make a new Rock Band game. It’s interesting to note that this is a very modest probe on their part. There’s nothing definitive about these questions, and that’s with good reason; Harmonix is not confident that a new Rock Band game would be universally embraced.
They’re right to be cautious.