Harmonix Music Systems has risen to prominence over the past decade through series like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Amplitude, and are now hinting at what’s on the horizon. Today, the studio announced that they have partnered with NCSoft, a South Korean publisher known for games like Guild Wars 2 and Blade & Soul, to work on a new title for PC and consoles.
According to the developers, this new game is in the “extremely early stages of development” so it will likely be a while before we hear more about the fruits of this partnership. That being said, we do know that the game will be music-focused and is “software-based” so it may not come with expensive peripherals like some of Harmonix’s other titles.
Steve Janiak, CEO of Harmonix, talked about partnering with NCSoft for this new project:
“We’re thrilled to team up with NCSoft as a publisher that shares our vision for the evolution of entertainment, and what it takes to build a community on modern gaming platforms. NCSoft’s stellar reputation as a partner, combined with its incredible publishing expertise, means that we can focus fully on developing our next genre-defining music experience. I am fully confident they will help deliver what I genuinely believe will be a one-of-a-kind game.”
Meanwhile, NCSoft President Songyee Yoon discussed working with Harmonix and how this partnership expands the publisher’s horizons:
“This partnership is representative of NCSoft’s ambition to reach beyond the PC and mobile MMORPG space with new and innovative titles. Harmonix’s decades of expertise at the intersection of music licensing and video game development are second to none, and we can’t wait to introduce their upcoming project to the world.”
DualShockers will be sure to let you know when Harmonix and NCSoft unveil this new project for PC and consoles.