Rock Band and Dance Central will be back this generation, Harmonix says [Update]

"We have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle."

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Update: Will it be back, though? Harmonix Director of Publishing & PR John Drake has issued a denial on Twitter, stating, "People writing that 'HARMONIX IS BRINGING ROCK BAND BACK' as a takeaway from this talk are pretty willfully misrepresenting what was said."

Original story: In a few years, you'll have to get the band back together. Harmonix plans on bringing back the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, according to CEO Alex Rigopulos. Speaking at a panel at PAX East, Rigopulos explained that both defunct series are "near and dear to our hearts and our minds." And he promised that they'll be back.

"We have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle," he said, according to Gamespot.

Of course, this doesn't mean that Rock Band 4 or Dance Central 4 have been announced. The studio is currently working on Chroma, a music-based shooter, and Record Run, an endless runner for mobile.

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    April 11, 2014 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Rock Band and Dance Central will be back this generation, Harmonix says.

    "We have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle."

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      April 11, 2014 10:01 AM

      attn Deathlove

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      April 11, 2014 10:07 AM

      YES

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      April 11, 2014 10:08 AM

      YES. HI.

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      April 11, 2014 10:15 AM

      It will be interesting to see how DLC bought on the previous generation will be handled. Hopefully it is possible to make purchases from last generation carry over.

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        April 11, 2014 10:18 AM

        They've been pretty solid about keeping licenses kept up, sooooooooooo, knock on wood that most of them will survive.

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          April 11, 2014 10:22 AM

          It will really depend on the platform manufacturers I think.

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        April 11, 2014 10:20 AM

        I'm curious to see how they deal with this too. Even if they did allow you to carry your DLC over, would that mean you have to stay with the same console (i.e. 360 > Xbone, PS3 > PS4)?

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        April 11, 2014 10:21 AM

        As long as it's possible I'd pay a $10 import fee if that's the case. I just hope my Ion Drums still will work on the XB1.

        This could be the first game I get the XB1 for.

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        April 11, 2014 10:23 AM

        Haha and then he says zero to correct it.

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        April 11, 2014 10:52 AM

        What part of "We have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle," didn't he understand?!?!

        I want to believe ... :(

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        April 11, 2014 11:43 AM

        Awww, writing a correction for this particular story makes me a sad panda.

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      April 11, 2014 12:15 PM

      Awesome. Except for buying a whole new set of plastic instruments and probably songs.

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        April 11, 2014 12:58 PM

        I'll pick it up if I can reuse my ps3 stuff on the Ps4.

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      April 11, 2014 9:02 PM

      And then I'll buy an xbone

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      April 11, 2014 9:07 PM

      I'm so confused by this article and the resulting tweet.

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        April 11, 2014 9:10 PM

        yeah wtf, how about some clarification HARMONIX

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