Harmonix is chumming the waters to see what sort of fan reaction they get by suggesting standalone Rock Band titles for artists like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, U2, and more. Would you buy any of those?
The chumming comes by way of a survey, posted by Harmonix in the official Rock Band forums, along with the following disclaimer:
In the interest of immediately addressing suspicion and heading rumours off before they start, this poll is not an indication, implication, hint, suggestion, guarantee or promise that Harmonix is going make games based on any or all of the bands listed in this poll. We know how excited Rock Band super fans get about uncovering the next big thing, so we wanted to clear that up right from the start.
The survey itself is a simple three question affair, asking fans if they'd be interested in Rock Band titles starring Led Zeppelin, U2, Pink Floyd, Queen, and The Eagles.
According to the forum post, these names represent the most fan requested bands since Rock Band was first released.
The next question asks which of those band games you'd buy specifically, giving you the names and five check boxes.
The third and final question allows you to enter a write-in candidate. I picked Yes, but that's just me.
With so many downloadable songs added to the Rock Band Music Store on a weekly basis, it's almost silly to release another full version of the game. Rock Band 2 gets the job done just fine. Band specific is the way to go.
With The Beatles: Rock Band a massive hit and Green Day: Rock Band coming out any day now, it makes sense that Harmonix would look to more big-name bands to expand the brand.
Survey for artist specific Rock Band games [Rock Band Forums - Thanks Alex!]