Harmonix Lays Off 37 And Replaces CEO

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.

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Amplitude Reboot Kickstarted for PlayStation 4, PS3

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.

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