Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harmonix Music Systems is an independent studio singularly focused on music or rhythm games. Having created the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, the studio was owned by Viacom/MTV Games from 2006 to 2010 before being sold back to itself. As an independent studio they continued development of Dance Central and Rock Band titles as well as creating Fantasia: Music Evolved and other original titles.
Fuser to be removed from sale on December 19th [UPDATED]
[UPDATE 12/17/22] Harmonix provided an update on Twitter addressing fan outcry after the initial news. While Fuser is still being removed from sale on December 19th it will remain playable into 2023. The game’s Diamond Shop has also been updated with a bundle that essentially unlocks all of the items players previously had to purchase.
Rock Band 3 Song Export for RB4 is expiring on December 1st
The Rock Band team announced via Twitter on September 22nd that the export process to bring songs over from Rock Band 3 into Rock Band 4 will be expiring on December 1st. The tweet lays out a little more detail: On December 1st, the Rock Band 3 Export is expiring. We know it’s a bummer,
Rock Band Blitz to be delisted by August 28th
Harmonix has just announced on the Rock Band forum that Rock Band Blitz will be removed from sale “on or before August 28th, 2017”. The game was released in late August of 2012 for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 but unlike Rock Band Unplugged for PSP, Blitz never saw a physical release. Once it’s