Rock Band developer Harmonix is cutting staff and getting a new chief executive Venture Beat reports. The music-game company is dropping 37 employees as it looks to restructure for future development. The developer also confirmed that chief executive officer Alex Rigopulos will step aside into a new role as chief creative officer. The team’s head of publishing and business operations, Steve Janiak, will take over as CEO.
Harmonix has announced a new Kickstarter campaign for a new version of Amplitude for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Harmonix the developers of Rock Band is asking for $775,000 to create the game which is a successor to the classic PlayStation 2 music game. The Kickstarter campaign will launch in June 2015. The team, which includes many original Amplitude developers at Harmonix, will use the studio’s proprietary engine.
Harmonix tweeted the announcement of Record Run at PAX East saying “Record Run is a new rhythm-runner coming soon to mobile from Harmonix! Stay tuned.” Eariler At PAX East, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said that the company isn’t done with the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises.
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Yes the Rock band and Dance Central series dev next game is a FPS with a different style, Chroma will be a musical FPS.”The hope is that music is meaningful to every moment of gameplay,” says Drake, laying out the game’s ambitions. Chroma is being developed in conjunction with Hidden Path, the studio responsible for Counterstrike: Global Offensive. source
Okay, I’m going to do my best to describe this terrifically strange sounding game that Harmonix has just announced. It’s called Chroma, and it’s a … Read moreHarmonix’s Chroma wants to make the term ‘killer riffs’ literal
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Microsoft has confirmed that Dance Central 3 will be released on 16 October in North and Latin America, a 19 October launch will follow in … Read moreDance Central 3 release date confirmed, 11 new tracks revealed
In a particularly tacky moment from today’s Microsoft E3 2012 press conference, it was confirmed that Dance Central 3 is coming to the Xbox 360. … Read moreDance Central 3 confirmed, Usher-ing in a new dawn