Viacom selling Rock Band dev Harmonix
- Posted November 11th, 2010 at 14:29 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 3 Comments
Harmonix, the developer behind the critically acclaimed music simulation franchise Rock Band, is to be sold off, parent company Viacom confirmed today.
While the firm didn’t divulge any specific reason behind the decision, it should be noted that the move comes in light of poor sales of Rock Band 3, which failed to set the charts alight upon its release a few weeks back.
A crying shame too we might add, as the game proved to be an absolute blast to play, as PSU’s Eric Blattberg discovered while dissecting it for review recently.
"Viacom also announced that it plans to sell Harmonix, which developed the Rock Band music video game franchise," said the company. "Accordingly, the Company reclassified the business as a discontinued operation and has recast its results from previous periods to reflect this change."
Stay tuned for more info as it breaks.
- 9:38am EST - November 11th, 2010
That's a real shame. Harmonix is the only company making rhythm games more than half-assed. I guess people are just tired of the genre.
- 11:37am EST - November 11th, 2010
... and just when it finally gets a real guitar. I hope whoever buys it continues with it; I think it's just about to get interesting again. IMO it didn't sell well because the Fender guitar doesn't come out until next year. I plan on getting it but no point getting it now, and I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way.
- 1:02pm EST - November 11th, 2010
this might be a good thing, activision is getting out of control and publishing some crap
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