Rock Band creator Harmonix to be sold

Viacom-owned Rock Band and Dance Central creator Harmonix is for sale.

According to a WSJ report, the music game developer “has dragged on [parent Viacom’s] results for the past several quarters” now, and the media giant is looking to unload the Boston-based studio it bought just four years ago.

No word on any possible buyers yet, but the sale is believed to happen fast; the studio is “worth more to [third-parties] than it is to us,” a rep said on an investors call earlier today, expecting the saleĀ  to be “completed expeditiously.”

Harmonix’s latest releases are Rock Band 3 and Kinect favorite Dance Central.

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