Dhani Harrison working with Harmonix on Rock Band 3
- Posted November 7th, 2009 at 12:31 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 13 Comments
Dhani Harrison has let slip that he is currently working with developer Harmonix on a third Rock Band game.
Harrison, who previously collaborated with the studio on The Beatles: Rock Band, told the Chicago Tribune that fans can expect more realism when it comes to Rock Band 3’s peripherals.
“I’m working on Rock Band 3 and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game,” said Harrison. “Give me a couple years, it’s going to happen”.
Touching on The Beatles: Rock Band, Harrison commented, "I guess I'm accidentally responsible for 'Rock Band' becoming the Beatles digital platform, but it was a no-brainer.”
“It's really difficult to get the Beatles to agree on anything, but I set up demos for them and [longtime Beatles confidant] Neil Aspinall instantly saw the potential."
Our review of The Beatles: Rock Band can be read here.
gster | thekhanster4444
- 7:32am EST - November 7th, 2009
in regards to the news topic...good stuff.
- 7:46am EST - November 7th, 2009
Sweet, even though I hate his band.
- 8:36am EST - November 7th, 2009
gh4 plug in your own real guitar!!! - expert!
- 9:17am EST - November 7th, 2009
As long as they keep following the idea of makign their new games compatible with all the songs on my hdd then I'm willing to give them my money for a new itteration.
- 11:20am EST - November 7th, 2009
Wow, I wonder if we'll get Rock Band 3 in Australia. We have The Beatles Rock Band and Lego Rock Band, BUT NOT ROCK BAND 2!!!!!!! As much as I love the franchise, this is ridiculous.
Guitar Hero has won in this country. It's turned listening to Metal music into a fashion here.
- 11:48am EST - November 7th, 2009
Wow, so "a ticket to ride" the gravytrainer to fame is still alive too I see.
- 3:04pm EST - November 7th, 2009
Why is he so pissed off in that picture?
I would have figured he had it good.
- 6:51pm EST - November 7th, 2009
The problem I see here is they have to be careful making it feel TOO real, the whole point of any of these games is that they're fun because you dont actually have to know how to play an instrument. If it turns into a "just plug in a real guitar" type of situation it instantly loses that "everyone can play" appeal.
- 2:54am EST - November 8th, 2009
@5 I'm sorry to hear you still don't have RB2, but how has GH turned "metal" into a fashion? Rock Band DLC has FAR more REAL metal than the crap activision thinks is "metal". Besides, the new activion crap is geared more toward taylor swift and hilary duff fans than people who like actual good music so I truly hope your country get get its hands on the vastly superior competitor soon.
lordAlucard | sympozium_666
- 11:54am EST - November 8th, 2009
They not thinking of something like coloured strings, real whammy bar and real wood? okay if so I'm sold
- 1:35pm EST - November 8th, 2009
I like Harmonix they always seem to spend time and effort making their games fun and original (lego rock band may be an exception)
i hope rock band 3 can help bring something new
- 10:50pm EST - November 8th, 2009
nice, cant wait!
- 7:09am EST - November 9th, 2009
I don't know if I'm understanding this wrong but the reason I don't get into these games is they're constantly changing the peripherals. I don't want 3 sets of mics, guitars, and drums laying around. Plus a turntable for DJ Hero and guitars for guitar hero. No thanks. Plus it's expensive junk to have no use for
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