A crowdfunding campaign to bring popular game Rock Band 4 to PC has failed. The crowdfunding campaign was launched by Harmonix on Fig and was aiming to get $1.5 million. Sadly, the campaign failed today, after reaching its deadline of 6th April.
Harmonix’s campaign could collect $792,817 by 1,674 backers, meeting only 52% of the goal. As the campaign has failed, no money will be collected from backers, and Rock Band 4 for PC development will not be able to begin.
If the attempt was successful, the money sourced from backers would have been used to pay U.K.-based studio Sumo Digital. The studio was supposed to develop the port of Rock Band 4 for PC. Harmonix had a plan to let users upload their own Rock Band tracks playable on Steam via Steam Workshop.
Rock Band 4 was released last year in October on PS4 and Xbox One consoles, becoming the first new Rock Band release in last 5 years. Harmonix recently did an AMA on Reddit where the company promised that it would be a high-quality port.
This will be a high-quality port. This will have 100% feature parity with the console versions and also receive all future updates alongside the PS4/Xbox One versions.
This wasn’t the first crowdfunding attempt by Harmonix. Their campaign on Kickstarter for another rhythm game Amplitude met with success, raising over $800,000. For any reason, Harmonix’s current campaign is unsuccessful and sadly we might not be seeing Rock Band 4 being ported to PC at all.
We will wait till Harmonix announces its next plan.
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