Just yesterday we posted news on the particularly indie selection of bonus tracks that will accompany Rock Band, and it seems that Harmonix are looking to take it to the next level. Harmonix CEO, Alex Rigopulos revealed in a recent interview that they might allow users to create their own content:
“I think that one direction that the video game industry is headed in general is actually putting the power into the hands of the masses and letting the audience author the music. One possibility that we’re actually considering is releasing our own authoring tools out freely into the world, such that if you’re a band and you and your three friends are in your bedroom or garage making music, and no major label will even give you the time of day but you believe in your music, you can actually produce a game level yourself and send it to us for publishing on the game servers or distributing to your friends.”
Some of you might remember the promised feature of Spore that allows you to buy a figurine of your creature - and Harmonix have taken the idea and run with it. Not only are they planning to provide posed figurines of your avatar, but also T-shirts with your band logo on them, album art, bumper stickers and other merch. You will be able to access your profile and order merch though RockBand.com.
This game is looking to be immense and just keeps getting better.