Rock Band devs Harmonix are beavering away on "three and/or more" original triple-A titles, if thir latest podcast is to be believed. But don't go expecting a new Rock Band of Dance Central title, or even a new Amplitude or Frequency...this stuff is all-new.
"Some of them are music games. Some of them are not full-on rhythm action games," said John Drake, Director of Communications and Brand Management at Harmonix. "Some of them are brand new things that we created from our guts and brains here at Harmonix. Some of them are sort of like things we're explaining the universe of."
Although Harmonix admit that there may well be "more in the works" their current flagship properties (games that the devs have supported fantastically with continuous DLC), Drake is keen to point out that he's talking about brand new material.
"It's not Amplitude or Frequency," Drake said. "I'm not talking about Rock Band 4. I'm not talking about the next Dance Central game. I'm talking about new, crazy stuff!"
Polygon noted that Harmonix have been busy recruiting, with roles including one for a "Senior Level Designer to build gameplay environments for innovative motion-gaming IP on next-generation hardware." The desired requirements also include "Experience with and passion for open-world or landscape-based games", which is very curious indeed.
"I can definitely confirm that the overwhelming majority of the positions on our site are for unannounced AAA projects that are new IP," Drake told The Verge.