Rock Band survey gauges interest in series return

Harmonix previously said the franchise would make a comeback this generation

Harmonix has released a brief Rock Band survey designed to gauge consumer interest in the series' return.

The survey asks participants how often they currently play Rock Band, how regularly they purchase DLC, and which instruments they own.

It also asks them to rank how excited they'd be to see a new Rock Band on Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U, a new Rock Band on legacy consoles like Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, new DLC for the series, or new instruments.


The most recent mainline series entry was 2010's Rock Band 3, while downloadable arcade rhythm game Rock Band Blitz hit PS3 and Xbox 360 in August 2012.

Harmonix stopped releasing weekly DLC song updates for Rock Band in April 2013.

Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said during a PAX East keynote address in April that the series would eventually make a return.

"[The Rock Band and Dance Central franchises] are near and dear to our hearts and our minds," Rigopulos said. "And we have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle."

The studio's current projects include Kinect rhythm game Fantasia: Music Evolved, Kickstarter-funded PS3 and PS4 rhythm action game Amplitude, and Xbox One exclusive Dance Central Spotlight.


Rock Band and Dance Central will return this generation

Both franchises are "near and dear" to Harmonix, CEO says