What do you love about Rock Band?

Harmonix is circulating a survey that asks fans what they’d most like to see in a new version of Rock Band. This, on the back of last week’s new songs, is doing nothing to squash the rumours that the developer is working on an edition of the game for the latest platforms.

Much like fans of the franchise, Harmonix has refused to accept that Rock Band‘s success may have been a flash in the pan. A Reddit AMA thread from May saw company CEO Alex Rigopulous explain:

Of course I was sad when Rock Band passed its (first!) peak, but one way or another, it will be back. Also, music games need to evolve just like every aspect of pop culture. The band game boom was followed by a dance game boom, which will be followed by some other manifestation of music games–hopefully some of the new stuff Harmonix is working on! Music is a permanent aspect of the human experience, and so is gameplay. It’s Harmonix’s job to figure out new ways for music and gameplay to amplify each other’s emotional power. Stand by!

Rigopulos denies that the decline of Rock Band and sister franchise Guitar Hero was entirely due to Activision‘s “over-publishing”, suggesting instead that being the most expensive games on-shelf during a global recession wasn’t the best timing for the brands.

Now though, it seems times may have changed: The current Rock Band survey presents participants with a number of options – asking about online multiplayer, a fixed campaign mode and backwards compatibility – as well as asking which of the previous games was a favourite.

The last full game in the series, Rock Band 3, was released in October 2010 – downloadable title Rock Band Blitz followed in 2012, but there’s been nothing serious since.

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