Rock Band 4 for PC crowdfunding campaign fails0 Comments
Rock Band 4 launched last year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but that wasn't the end of the story. This year, the team decided they'd once again jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon (after Amplitude) with a PC port. Instead of taking to Kickstarter, though, this developer made the move to Fig — a crowdfunding platform for both fans and investors. This made sense, given that Harmonix's own Alex Rigopulos is on the board of Fig.
This PC release would have been far more than just Rock Band 4 on PC. Along with it were plans to welcome Rock Band Network back into the world. This system was implemented in the previous console generation and allowed indie musicians to get their songs into Rock Band. Because of different restrictions on modern hardware, the only feasible solution would be Steam Workshop support.
As cool as a PC version of Rock Band 4 sounded, it wasn't enough to generate some $1.5 million to reach its crowdfunding goal. Nearly $600 thousand in funding came from investors while the rest came from fan pledges, which added up to a final tally of $792,817. Not bad at all, but certainly not enough funds for their goal. Just like on Kickstarter, because the goal was not met they are not taking funds from anyone who pledged.
Harmonix commented that Rock Band 4 for PC is still "in the realm of possibility," but right now they're taking their focus off this potential project. Unfortunately, Rock Band Network is never expected to return unless a PC release occurs.