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Harmonix: We'll Have 'At Least One Significant Bit Of News At E3'

Matt Gardner
Dance Central, E3, Harmonix, Kinect, News, PS Move, Wii

Harmonix: We'll Have 'At Least One Significant Bit Of News At E3'

Rhythm game powerhouse Harmonix, they of Rock Band and Dance Central fame, have expressed that they'll have at least one bit of significant news at E3' during an interview with IndustryGamers, although they're remaining cagey on whether it will herald a new IP or announce further extensions to Harmonix's existing franchises.

Their VP of Product Development, Greg LoPiccolo, re-emphasised the studio's continued, and long-standing, interest in motion control gaming:

'I guess one thing that a lot of people don’t remember is that we sort of did a little foray back in - I think - 2004 when we did Antigrav for EyeToy, which was really fun to develop and we were really happy with the outcome. We learned a lot about sort of the strengths and challenges of motion gaming even at that point, a lot of which we directly applied to the Dance Central development process.

I think that we see opportunities in motion gaming that we might be uniquely equipped to pursue and so I think we are broadening our scope a little bit in terms of the studio focus to not only encompass music gaming, but also motion gaming, and that may manifest in a lot of different ways. Right now, we actually we have a number of different teams hard at work on different concepts which has been super entertaining and just a lot of fun to work on brand new IP. At some point, some of that stuff will hopefully see the light of day

Although Dance Central is currently only out for Kinect, DoPiccolo also went on to suggest that the studio is 'certainly not blind to the opportunities that the Wii and the Move present.

We'll have our ears to the ground out at E3 come June and if we hear any more in the interim we'll let you know. [IndustryGamers]

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