Harmonix wants to bring Rock Band 4 to the PC, specifically this means it will be heading to Steam. The catch here is that the company doesn’t think it can do it alone and has set up a crowdfunding campaign to fund the effort.
Rock Band 4 on the PC is set to have the same features as the the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions; although Harmonix will also be taking advantage of the Steam Workshop to allow players to add their own songs to the game. Unfortunately, this comes at the price of not being able to bring DLC across to the PC.
The plan is to get Rock Band 4 for PC out the door, and then develop it alongside the other versions of the game. This looks like quite an ambitious move for Harmonix, who have never released a Rock Band game on PC. The good news is that the developer has found a way to allow existing Rock Band wireless controllers to work the PC, which means that players won’t have to spring for new instruments if they already own the game on a console.
Harmonix is hosting its crowdfunding campaign on Fig and is asking for $1.5 million (about RM6.2 million). The company believes that it will cost some $2 million (about RM8.3 million) to port the game to Steam, but is willing to put up $500,000 of its own money to get the ball rolling.
While the prospect of seeing a Rock Band game on PC is exciting, Harmonix has said that there is currently no plan to expand it to Mac, Linux, or SteamOS.
[Source: Rock Band 4 Fig]