Rock Band Music Creation To Be "Radically Different" Says CEO

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Activision looks to have the upper this round, as Guitar Hero World Tour will out-feature Rock Band 2 at least in the custom song creation department. Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos confirms to CNN that the sequel to Rock Band won't allow users to write their own music. That said, Rigopulos does hint that a comparible feature is coming, but not in the same way that Guitar Hero developer Neversoft is tackling it.

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"We're taking a radically different approach to that problem," he tells CNN. "It's something we wanted to take more time to do it right." Instead, Rigopulos says that the team at Harmonix is focused on community and other unspecified areas.

Harmonix bigwigs have gone on record in the past, saying that using user-created and custom track technology — as is done is Harmonix's iPod game Phase — may be applied to Rock Band in the future.

Get ready to jam with 'Rock Band 2' [CNN - thanks, Max!]

DISCUSSION

Guitar Hero would be dead already if Harmonix would have correctly ported RB to the Wii in ANY sort of timely manner.

But since they didn't, you have millions of people who prefer GH simply because they own a Wii and not a 360 or ps3.

I don't think that anyone can argue that GH3 for Wii was and will remain wildly more successful than RB Wii will be. The lack of online bundled with delay after delay have killed RB for the Wii audience.

And that just happens to leave the door wide open for the 6 intro screen, boss battling crap-fest that is now the Guitar Hero Franchise.

I REALLY hope that Activision will learn from their mistakes with GH3 and make GH:WT a MUCH better game, but I'm not holding my breath.