Harmonix: Any group could get into Rock Band in the future
- Posted April 10th, 2008 at 07:37 EDT by Michael Harradence
Rock Band developer Harmonix has said that it might be possible for any band to have their work featured in the popular music simulation title at some point in the future.
At present, the game features only the more popular of groups as well as sporadic Indie artists, though the developer stated “it would be awesome if one day any band were able to get their music into the game."
Speaking to videogamer.com, Design Director Rob Kay (who also happens to be a drummer in his spare time) said that such a move would be considered as "super user generated content,” and, while the developer has yet to assess any "hurdles in the way of that vision,” it would "love to get there one day.”
"There's a whole new world of user generated games that are in and you can see that making sense for the future. We want to create a platform of Rock Band and it would be awesome if one day any band were able to get their music into the game,” added Kay.
"We've not really thought about hurdles in the way of that vision, but we'd love to get there one day. Looking at that is another one of the things that we're thinking about. It's kind of user generated content but it's more like super user generated content.”
“We're looking at all of that and that whole landscape and trying to figure out what's the best way to apply that to music games that always keeps it true to what we're trying to achieve,” he continued.
Rock Band is due out in Europe on May 23 as a timed exclusive for Xbox 360; PS2, PS3 and Wii versions will follow later this summer.