Harmonix intent on keeping the Rock Band franchise together

Don’t equate the addition of a keyboard in Rock Band 3 with Yoko breaking up The Beatles. Speaking with Edge, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos, reinforced that the Rock Band franchise has a long way to go.

He stated: “There’s a lot of creative terrain to explore with Rock Band: new forms of interaction between the player and the music. We still have some very exciting things planned.”

He also detailed Harmonix’s interest in returning to Amplitude and Frequency, the studio’s  PS2 electronica-based rhythm-action franchises: “We loved those games and of course have been focused on other areas in recent years. Rock Band’s been focused on rock music, Dance Central has the luxury of focusing on all kinds of other music, but in terms of rhythm-action-type games focused on electronica, that’s something we’d love to come back to at the right moment in time. Or something completely new focused on that style of music.”

Rock Band 3 kicks off its U.S. tour on Oct. 26 and worldwide on Oct. 29.