Video game and general nerd blog Kotaku.com is reporting that video game developers Harmonix and MTV games are working toward developing the next “Rock Band” — This edition focusing on the Who!
In an interview, Roger Daltrey ruminated on developing a full game surrounding the band (the Who have two tracks available in Rock Band’s original two games, plus a ‘best-of’ available as downloadable content), saying, “There is one planned. (The idea) is fabulous. Anything that gets non-musical people interested in music is wonderful. In my opinion, music is our last true great freedom. They can burn our books, they can burn our paintings, but they can’t stop us singing and making music.”
Not sure I agree with the book-burning statement, but my excitement is piqued nonetheless. A ‘Rock Band’ game surrounding the music of Pete Townshend and Co. would bring a new vitality to the experience — who doesn’t know a group of friends who will spend hours on end mastering a single track until they move on to the next one? No matter what era of the band you choose, it guarantees an intense experience — the high energy of their “Maximum R&B” years, the epic grandeur of “Tommy,” “Who’s Next?” and “Quadrophenia,” and even the trickier intricacies of tunes from “The Who By Numbers” and “Face Dances” would give gamers what may be the most exhaustive music-gaming experience yet.
As previously reported, Roger Daltrey is currently on a solo tour, potentially prepping for another go ’round with Pete next year potentially in support of a new release from the Who. All of it conjecture and hear-say, which are kinds of evidence, at this point.