President and CEO of Viacom Philippe Dauman has announced that Rock Band 3 will be making its release this holiday season, and Kotaku reports him saying the title will “innovate and revolutionize the music genre”.
We all know how Rock Band help to solidify the music genre in gaming. However, we also all know how the sales of music games have been steadily declining over the past year. With many competitors seeking to bring some life back into the genre, such as Power Gig: Rise of the SixString (image below), Rock Band 3 definitely has quite a task ahead of itself in order to regain the audience it helped to create.
(This image is of Power Gig: Rise of the SixString’s innovative six string peripheral.. definitely a different approach than the Rock Band franchise)
The Rock Band Facebook page said this regarding the announcement of the games release date,
Harmonix is developing Rock Band 3 for worldwide release this holiday season! The game, which will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, will innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and The Beatles: Rock Band. Stay tuned for more details!
Do you think Rock Band 3 has a chance of being as successful as its predecessors? Will it be able to breathe some life back into the music gaming genre, or are you tired of the Rock Band franchise?