Harmonix's big hit before Guitar Hero/Rock Band, and a foreshadowing of their gameplay, was Amplitude, developed for SCEA on the PS2. Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos says he'd love to "do it right" for the PS3.
Ars Technica interviewed Rigopulos earlier this week, and in the discussion, both noted that Sony owns the IP, but doing up a sequel remains very much on the mind of the Harmonix boss.
"That game is still close to my heart. I love it. I'd love to do a sequel to Amplitude, actually," Rigopulos said, noting that Harmonix commitments to other projects (like the Beatles title) make it "an issue of prioritization."
But "for us, that lingering question of 'what are we going to do about Amplitude' is still very much out there. I would love to come back and do it right for the PlayStation 3, for example."
Ars asked if he'd talked with Sony about such a possibility. "I think they recognise that the environment for that game is different now than it was six years ago when it was first released. I'd love to see us come back to it at some point."
King of Rock: Ars talks to Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos [Ars Technica via Joystiq]