No Rock Band 4 This Year, But There Will Be More Lady Gaga

Guitar Hero publisher Activision has already announced its intentions to take a breather from the music game genre in 2011, now it appears that Rock Band publisher will cool its heels as well. But there's some good news for Rock Band 3 owners.

Chris Rigopulos, VP of Strategy and Business Development for Rock Band creators Harmonix, tells Game Informer that company is "not planning a Rock Band 4 disc release in 2011".

Instead, it will focus its efforts on delivering fresh and new Rock Band 3 downloadable goods.

"Rock Band 3 is a big game with lots of available music content and lots of new goals and challenges," the other Rigopulos explains. "We want to give our fans the time to explore that fully. But rest assured that Harmonix is still developing new ideas and concepts to advance the Rock Band franchise, and we look forward to sharing those when the time is right."

What Harmonix will release for its fans is new music from Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga and Ozzy Osbourne starting in May. Also coming is the "epic 13-minute jam" Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do", plucked from Frampton Comes Alive.

Harmonix surely has something else up its sleeve in 2011, if nothing more than a follow-up to Kinect hit Dance Central.

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    “not planning a Rock Band 4 disc release in 2011″

    Careful choice of words there. They might not be planning "Rock Band 4", but I smell potentially another band-centric spinoff game.

    Pearl Jam RB methinks.

    Why wont Gaga do us a favour and overdose...

      +100 (pills that I will happily give her)

    Even with GH out of the picture, I don't think anyone would have expected RB4 anytime soon, the main entries in the series don't follow the yearly trend.

    There are big rumours that The Beatles RB will be exportable this year, with images on the net showing an install and also in the main setlist.

    Overall, I think this year will mainly be about about DLC only for the RB franchise after the sale of the company. The only disc based game I expect will be a Dance Central 2.

    Foo Fighters for Rock Band? No way, I was just thinking, we need more Foo Fighters for Rock Band. Because there isn't enough already.

    Its a good thing that they are not seeking to dump game after game , year in year out... it leads to stagnation and overloads the game buying public who become quickly apathetic to the genre.

    To see what saturating the sector can do just look at Activision and Guitar hero.. they Milked the poor thing to death and damn near took Rockband with it.

    Plan sequels to come out two, three, four years apart and that gives you all the time in the world to make 100% that the game is finished and as polished as it can be....

    You release BETTER product and when it is released the public will be gagging for it..

    the year on year iterations only work with sports games because sports fans are insane, and simply MUST have the latest version... Seriously.... there is no helping them :P

    The trick is making sure you have enough Big titles that you CAN stagger sequels by 2,3,4 years....

    Talking of sequels, Hope SEGA brings out the english language version of Valkyria Chronicles 3 soon..... i'm on the last mission of VC2....

    i would so love if beatles was exportable.

    even better is if they integrate pro mode.

      here is where the rumours stem from...

    the only reason theres no RB4, is because there is no competition its forced to compete with. We'll be back to square one, when the later isn't true

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