Harmonix representative has stated RockBand 2 will debut first on 360 and "other consoles" later in the year.
Who cares guitar hero 4 will be out !!
The first one had the instruments. WHy not just keep adding music instead of releasing a whole new SKU? Oh and this is MS purchasing timed exclusivity. That's what you have to do when you don't have a diverse portfolio of in-house devs like Sony does.
yeah that was lame, oh well if they do make more movies the ps3 version will be better
So why release first on Xbox 360? "Microsoft has been a great partner throughout the launch of Rock Band in the last year and their continued support is instrumental in supporting the more advanced features and cross title compatibility we will have in Rock Band 2," The answer is: MONEY! But, as with GTA4, I think that MS is again wasting its money... How many people are going to spend $170 AGAIN on a bundle. And, anyone that already has the game from last year can still play and download new songs. So, I have 2 questions: why pay for timed exclusive on a game like this? and Why would there be a timed elusive situation at all on a game like this?? it's not like its a story driven game that everyone is going to run out and buy on launch day! It will be a holiday purchase for most and I would think that it will be out for all consoles by the Xmas season.
Guitar Hero is vastly inferior to Rock Band in every way possible...Sure GH4 is a step in Rock Band's direction, but the only plus is the drum set actually having cymbals...The create a track feature is only going to be used by real musicians and won't have the crossover appeal they're hoping for... I'm actually surprised they're doing a Rock Band 2, seeing as how they said it wasn't going to happen, but the reality is that with Guitar Hero 4 copying them so blatantly, they need to do something to keep it viable... As for people buy it again, you have the Guitar Hero selling for $100 a pop what? Twice a year? In 4 months there's ANOTHER one coming out.
but I like RockBand more :)
pulling me to Rock Band 2 is the fact that we will be able to use our DLC from the first Rock Band with Rock Band 2. I thought that was a pretty impressive idea, and I really hope they lets us use the same instruments we already have. If that is the case, I will pass on Guitar Hero 4 entirely.
yeah that is a good feature and 1 i hope activision will have a second look at
here on n4g says the instruments are compatible! w00t!!
And at least Harmonix is not milking people like Activision. I mean, it seems like GH has a new game and bundle every 3 or 4 months!
Can I ask what's the point in sequels to these type of games when they're all the same and you can download additional tracks anyway?
Plus, new periperhals and more features in-game. Although, I would think that most features could probably added via a patch. We'll have to wait and see what Harmonix has in store for the game. Probably at E3.
that way they save a lot of costs and each 10dollars patch sold is all they earn...and they don't screw up people with rock band 1 2 3 4 5 as well they are simply too greedy
I think that its going to be rockband in america and guitarhero in the rest of the world
hello cpt obvious, want a cookie? I got Rock Band on my 360 anyways so if it is exclusive or not, it makes no difference to me, I get the real exclusives on their respective consoles and I get the Multi platform games on the console of my choice. I got Rock band on my 360 because I had Guitar Hero 2 on the 360. It`s is all about perspective , the only people that don`t understand this are fanbots and their 2 bit brains. And I`ll be buying Guitar Hero 4 on my 360. Like my Guitar heroe 3 and 2. Never Had the PS2 versions. Ah choice, having a job and duel income....is a wonderfull thing.
You can have it. Here's a bib, Captain Moron. You're drooling.
*takes bib* thx cpt obvious
apologies for the "...moron..." comment. no harm no foul. ^__________^
Has to Buy. Playstation 3 version please.
They should just release it simultaneously on both consoles..
ohhh no stop the press. ppppffffttttt rock band, who cares its to damn expensive anyway
If you enjoy that type of game genre. Never have I been able to get my family to play a game with me until Rock Band. That alone is worth the 169.99 price tag!
well rockband isnt even out in europe yet so guitar hero wins especially as its about £40 cheaper (guestimate)
lol, we still dont even have rock band ONE on ps3 yet in the EU. wtf are these guys playing at
guitar hero 4 should be exclusive to the ps3 and rock band 2 should be exclusive to the xbox 360 P.S. guitar hero 4 is gonna be so much better
I don't understand your logic... wouldn't it be better if you got both?
I rather the game to be Multi platform
If people spent as much time playing RockBand/Guitar Hero as a real guitar then we'd have a few more skilled musicians in the word.
If people stopped moaning about people who play Rockband/Guitar hero there'd be less moaners in the world.
I only played this with guitar - so maybe I really missed out. But this game sucked... The note layout was absolutely dreadful for the guitar! I've never felt more like a I was tapping metronomeic plastic buttons than I did with this game. Some of this is the song choices of course - they are not all picked for interesting guitar lines, but even songs that did have guitar, had really bad note layout compared with the Guitar hero games, which make playing fun with the challenging layout that at its best can make you believe you're really play it. Adding the Drums and the Mic were an inspired idea, and no doubt with all the instruments and a bunch of friends the title comes alive, but it simply didn't try and do anything adventurous at all. When you look at how a title like singstar has carved out an online community for sharing and uploading and ratting performances, you have to look at what Rock Band does and say they simply lacked creative ideas. I waited a long time for this title with anticipation, as I'd played all my Guitar Hero games to death. But the resultant guitar play was so poor, I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on the drums and mic - and I'm not likely to tbe tempted by second version unless i hear it is a LOT better. At least I had the perseverance to finish it, my wife, who is mad for GH and finished it with better scores than me, was so disappointed, she couldn't be bothered to play it after the first three teirs... ...bring on GH4, even if GH aerosmith is a turkey (and it really is!!) As for exclusivity.. I'm not sure its a big coup unless the game is vastly improved, and the price in Europe is vastly reduced.
if you only played it with the guitar, you really missed out. and if you only used the guitar hero guitar then you missed out even more. great fun game to play with friends.
and more of a total band focus. Its more of a party game than anything else, and playing guitar by yourself with this game isn't the most exciting experience. You have to have a group, or at least one other person to play the drums. Give it another shot with some friends.
Its takes the mick, that Rockband 1 is only out on 360 at present, PS3/PS2/Wii owners have to wait til Auguest
What i dislike in MS ia that they're determined to win this console race no matter what. How pathetic a company can be?
So you think they should just give up instead? Winners are known to do that...
I think what he's trying to say is that they adopt tactics in which their competitors aren't the only ones who end up losing out. This case isn't really a perfect example of their nature, though.
GC with RE4. PS2 with GTA3. xbox with KOTOR. now x360 with almost any game which M$ can get. THE only difference, PS consoles always were prefered consoles of choice(over 100 mln. sold each) - that mean, MUCH more people would enjoy the game, which was developed first for PS console. 10-15 mln. of GTA3 sales prove that. While, M$ is not going to be mass popular.
After buying a 360,3 extra controllers,4 rechargeable battery packs,1 recharge kit and 4 games on the day the 360 launched December 05.I expect Microsoft to do whatever (i repeat whatever) it takes to get games rolling out on the 360 as quickly as possible. I bet you will be congratulating Sony if it was the other way round.
You're all wrong. I am no fanboy. i own every single console out since 1985. The thing is that ms is spoiling every game company litle by litle by throwing bribe money at them and now they (game companies) auction their games like whores waiting for money. From a gamer perspective i don't like that. You shouldn't either. They're multinational companies that care only for our wallets. Anyways most people cant afford all three. You'd like to see sony and Nin dead ? ok lets see how the world will end up for you with ms being the only player then.
looks like M$ just gave out another huge PAY CHECK (-_-)
Either that or the PS3 version takes more time to develop.
What does the new disk bring to the table? Would I be better served not buying the new game and just sticking with the DLC? Unless the new game has some MUST HAVE content (Not just the music), I'll stick with the DLC.
So why release first on Xbox 360? "Microsoft has been a great partner throughout the launch of Rock Band in the last year and their continued support is instrumental in supporting the more advanced features and cross title compatibility we will have in Rock Band 2," a Harmonix representative told IGN. "Of course, our goal is to make Rock Band 2 accessible to all and we look forward to bringing Rock Band 2 to all relevant platforms later this year."
"To no one's surprise, Harmonix, MTV and EA are preparing an encore for Rock Band later this year. Rock Band 2 is now official -- and it's coming to Xbox 360 this September, with "other platforms" releasing later in the year." Big payouts and Peter Moore strike again. They must not have thought it out. If the instruments and songs from the first one will work on the second one then your timed exclusive only appeals to those who own the game and a 360. Can you really see someone with a wii or ps3 buying a 360 so they can play rock band 2 a few months earlier. I just hope they arent surprised when their console sales dont make any significant jump when this is released.
If the instruments are compatible, that probably means no changes will be made. So people can just buy the second game alone. Basically a very expensive song pack with an upgrade right?
That would suck if they release only bundles first. Then people with instruments would have to wait.
Cool :) droids are used to waiting, so sure they're used to it!
And fanboys are used to looking like idiots, you are no exeption.
GOTTA WAIT A WHOLE 2 MONTHS TO PLAY! OMG! and we have to settle for GH4 til then! What are we going to do?
i think it is a pretty stupid move by microsoft if they're hoping to increase their console sales, they're wrong but if they wanted to make PS3 users mad, they made the correct move. Anyways I really wanted to get RB2 but since i have to wait, i guess i'll just have to buy GH4, and then RB2
And that`s you choice man.
I will be buying GH4, EA can suck my balls.
Why not just wait? Rock band 2 will still be a great game when it comes out? I`m still pissed at the lack of support Sony gave Harmonix in the past. Frequency and Amplitude where ahead of their time and would be a perfect fit for PSN atm...a man can only dream..lol
I'm sure it will, but I personally think GH is better than RB. I like the feel of the guitar on GH much better than the guitar on RB, unless they make a better guitar for RB2, i will stick with GH. I may end up buying RB2 later on but I am personally much more excited for GH:WT. We won't know which one is better though until they both come out. EA can still suck my balls though.
(EA can still suck my balls though) lol
Rockband 1 would be nice
you should import it... us(ps3) version works on eu(ps3) consoles
SpartanGR - 1 hour ago PM Track Ignore14 - What i dislike in MS ia that they're determined to win this console race no matter what. How pathetic a company can be? hmmm, so micro's aggressiveness at securing exclusive games and content from developers shows that they are "determined to win this console race no matter what", and by your logic its "pathetic"= ha ha I like games on both consoles but since I game primarily on 360 I don't care who they buy as long as they deliver the games and I think those who only own a 360 won't mind if they continue to become more and more "pathetic"= BUY EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that just means more games on your console of choice. lmfao that has to be the quote of the month. JOY
Sony did the same thing to Sega and forced Saturn off the market early. Spartan is FOS.
"Sony did the same thing to Sega and forced Saturn off the market early. Spartan is FOS." No it didnt. Saturn went off the market because Sega was going to try to get the jump on sony and release the Dreamcast (sounds familar). They dropped support of the Saturn instantly in favor of the Dreamcast (sounds familiar) which pissed some people off. But the Dreamcast didn't even use the next established storage medium, that being DVD at the time (sounds familiar.) Unfortuantly Sega made a bunch of mistakes and didnt have the money to bail them out and keep them in the console business.(sounds familiar)
You are completely wrong dude. Do you know how early the Saturn died in it's life cycle? Sony forced them out of the market. They made all the multiplat games PS1 exclusive. I went to all the booths at E3 and saw this trend. Tomb Raider 2 was supposed to be released on both systems at the same time but Sony got the timed exclusive. They do the same sh!t. Wipeout came out on the Saturn too. Long after the PS1. You have no idea what you are talking about man. The Dreamcast wasn't even announced until 1997, which was a year after all this sh!t went down. If Sony didn't buy all those exclusives, Sega would have had a better 3rd party line up and may have survived. They dropped Dreamcast support in favor of going multiplat as a software developer because they didn't have the money to compete with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. Get your facts straight.
i hope it comes to PC too ! any ideas about it ?
i just can't see that kind of party game coming to pc... sorry... but it could be awesome if it did
Anyone who plays rock band, is not a real music artist. Its just a crappy EA game that really should just get canceled. Fuk off Rock Band.
And people that play Guitar Hero/Rock Band are claiming to be real artist? Keep on shoveling them clouds loser.
Just a way to make more $$$$ As much new content this game gets every week i dont see why you need a part 2 as this always gets better with content.I myself dont play this game so i dont care, but i do like Guitar Hero 3.Rock Band would be fun if you had enough people to use it enough to get your $'s worth.
What is Microsoft trying to do with this? All they are doing is ensuring that many PS3 owners will never buy their console. How many people will make a decision on a 300 console based on 2 months of exclusivity? Once again, all Microsoft is doing is screwing PS3 owners. If they want a larger fanbase maybe they could, I don't know, try being original and actually providing quality hardware? Oh well. I guess next year the last place console will be getting all the best multiplatform games first. Do I really care? Not really. We have enough options from here on out, so Microsoft can keep paying and making themselves look like idiots.
who cares go spend some money on a nice new guitar and learn to play music instead i just dont see the big deal with this game its nothing like playing a real guitar
well that could mean extra content for ps3, but i am not buying the game anyway. i think guitar hero and rock band are for posers.