This week, developer Harmonix launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to bring Rock Band 4 to Windows PCs.
Last October, Harmonix released Rock Band 4 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, the first new Rock Band game in 5 years, and now the company wants to bring the popular game to PCs. "The past eight years have been all about building a community of music and game lovers who are as passionate about Rock Band as we are. But since the very first Rock Band release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in November 2007, there is something we keep getting requests for, something we've never had in the series' eight year history... a version of Rock Band for PC!" said Harmonix on the Fig campaign. "We've been planning, scheduling, scoping and preparing this PC version since the day after we launched on console back in October, 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." Harmonix looks to team up with Sumo Digital for the PC game and will also re-launch the Rock Band Network with the Steam Workshop.
At the time of writing, Harmonix has raised over $182,000 of its $1.5 million goal. "This campaign is to raise only the amount needed to develop for the PC, which we estimate at $2 million; the vast majority of which is development and testing," said Harmonix. "We're looking to raise $1.5 million via Fig - either via backer pledges (which will give you cool stuff, and the possibility to buy other cool stuff at a discount!), or via investments - and will contribute the remaining $500,000 ourselves." Harmonix looks to launch the PC game in Fall 2016 and will support the guitar, mic, and drum controllers.
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