Rock Band coming to the PC is unexpected news indeed. One of the reasons why this is so surprising is because Harmonix has never released such a title for the PC, ever. However, that will soon change but that won’t become a definite possibility unless you assist in crowdfunding it. The company that brought the world their line of games that introduced musical instruments to the home gaming console is now looking for your help to bring PC users the chance to enjoy the title. While it won’t be a totally new experience, especially when you’ve already experienced playing it in another console, there will be an assortment of PC-specific features that are thrown into the mix.
Rock Band is Coming to the PC if Crowdfunding Campaign is a Success
The Rock Band title is seeking assistance from fans with their just-launched Fig campaign. The crowdfunding page reads, “We’ve been planning, scheduling, scoping and preparing this PC version since the day after we launched on console back in October.” Furthermore, they’ve added, “And we’re now ready to launch this Fig campaign to ask for your help to make this happen; and also provide you an opportunity to invest and get something back in the process.”
For those who are unfamiliar with Fig, it is a similar to Kickstarter and Indiegogo but with one major difference – backers that buy in a high enough level will even stand to receive monetary returns. This is akin to making an investment. The value of the returns depend on how the product performs (or does not perform) after it has been released into the market.
This PC version of the Rock Band 4 title will include all of the same features found on its console release. Additionally, there will be a significant focus on welcoming user-created content. This is similar to the previous iteration of the game as Harmonix made it so that musicians will be able to insert their own tracks and songs into the game.
The tools to take advantage of this is offered by a paid subscription to the “Rock Band Network.” In here, users are able to upload their own song’s audio to a server, thereby making it playable. They can even take advantage of such a feature to sell their own songs.
Before any of these can happen, however, Rock Band needs to pass the crowdfunding test. The campaign will conclude on the 5th of April of this year. The question is, would there be enough interest to play plastic musical instruments among console-free homes to generate enough cash to make for the actual release of the game for the PC?