Anonymous Tipster Confirms Current-Gen Rock Band [Updated]

UPDATE: Nick Chester of Harmonix has responded to our inquiry with this statement:

We’re excited by how enthusiastic our fans have been in regards to our most recent DLC releases, and we think it’s awesome that people are speculating about the future of the franchise!

 While we don’t have anything to announce, hundreds of thousands of unique users are still actively playing Rock Band games each month. This passion our fans have shown for Rock Band over the years suggests that rock truly hasn’t died, and we’ve always been clear that we’d love to return to the franchise when the time is right.

ORIGINAL: An anonymous tipster said to be familiar with Harmonix’s development plans has confirmed that yes, there is a new Rock Band game in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The tipster didn’t provide a whole lot of details beyond that base confirmation, but given that there have been so many rumblings about a new game in the series, it’s just another piece of evidence to throw in the ever-growing pile.

Just a week ago, we discovered a rumor that suggests the new Rock Band will be revealed next month on the cover of EDGE magazine; Nick Chester of Harmonix responded to our inquiry to say “…as far as I know, we don’t have an Edge cover story and obviously haven’t announced a new Rock Band. […] I honestly couldn’t tell you what it’s in relation to.”

We’ve reached out to Harmonix and will update this story with any response.

Source: Bloomberg