A recent interview with Dhani Harrison (son of George, and largely responsible for The Beatles: Rock Band seeing the light of day) in the Chicago Tribune revealed something interesting: Rock Band 3 is being developed with all-new peripherals that may actually teach gamers to play real instruments.
Will it still be fun? Is it too good to be true? Will it finally mute the people that often complain, “Why don’t you just learn to play a real instrument?” Because now you actually can.
Don’t expect the debut of Real Rock Band anytime soon however.
“I’m working on Rock Band 3 and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game,” [Harrison] says. “Give me a couple years, it’s going to happen.”
Word on the street is that it may even utilize Project Natal technology, although I can’t personally see the cameras being so detailed in their motion sensing that you could merely use a standard guitar to play the game – the strings are just too close together.
Still, Harmonix hasn’t steered the rhythm game industry wrong yet…
Source: Chicago Tribune