MTV and Electronic Arts team up to make a Guitar Hero competitor

By Spencer . April 2, 2007 . 8:05am

Veteran Guitar Hero developer, Harmonix, (now owned by MTV) and Electronic Arts are working on a new title called Rock Band for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Rock Band has a similar premise as Guitar Hero except Rock Band has more instruments. Players can use a drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone to sing with their friends and form a virtual rock band. It sounds like Rock Band is a combination of Karaoke Revolution, Guitar Freaks and DrumMania with licensed Rock Music. The idea of having licensed music is probably what fans of Guitar Hero want, but wouldn’t Rock Band be a better title if players could record their own songs and share them too?


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  • vysethebold

    I give it a hefty MEH. I mean don’t we have enough games with meaningless peripherals?

  • http://www.thebbps.com Dan Zuccarelli

    1. you can never have enough meaningless peripherals!
    2. These games harkenback to the classic arcade games of the past, they’re all about high score. Which gives it infinite re-playability, since you never really complete them.

    also, this isn’t so much a competitor as it is an evolution of the game. Red Octane paid Harmonix to make the 1st two, then took the job to Neversoft. Being bought out by MTV enables Harmonix to get real songs instead of covers and EA is just publishing.

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