After five long years away from the plastic instruments, gamers returned the stage last year with Rock Band 4 on console. But now Harmonix is looking for a bit of help to bring the game to PC.
Launching a crowdfunding campaign on Fig, Harmonix has a goal of $1.5 million by April 5th, to bring Rock Band to PC for the first time ever. “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,” the developer explained.
For those that don’t know, Fig is a new crowdfunding service that allows fans to not only back games for rewards, but to actually invest and see a share of the profits.
Harmonix isn’t interested in a simple port however. Even as all the content and patches from the console version will make its way into the PC version, the team is looking to add something special. Reviving Rock Band Network and utilizing Steam Workshop, the developer hopes to bring user generated content into Rock Band 4. “We’re updating the authoring tools and documentation to help anyone with a song in their heart (and multi-track audio recordings, and some time….) to create playable Rock Band songs.”
At the time of writing, Rock Band 4 PC has 32 days to go in its campaign, is sitting just short of 1000 backers, and has $311k of its $1.5 million goal. Would you like to see Rock Band 4 on PC? Let us know in the comments.