It seems that despite many attempts from Harmonix to deny the existence of Rock Band 4, that Bloomberg has uncovered word that the title is in fact in development.
Bloomberg reports that a source that asked not to be named stated that Rock Band 4 or whatever it may be called, is in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans have a lot to be happy about, as this is the first report from a reputable source that the title even exists.
Rock Band has managed to keep their fans at bay with smaller releases in the franchise such as Rock Band Blitz and the continuous release of music content for Rock Band 3. Fans are still eagerly awaiting the next entry, whenever it may arrive. No word on what it may add to the franchise, but one would think the return of the plastic instruments would spark a great amount of fanfare with Rock Band 4.
However reputable Bloomberg may be, it should still be taken with a tad of salt as Harmonix themselves have yet to comment on the matter. We have reached out to Harmonix in regards to the report on Bloomberg for further comment.
UPDATE: Harmonix have issued a comment regarding the report.
We’re excited by how enthusiastic our fans have been in regards to our most recent DLC releases, and we think it’s awesome that people are speculating about the future of the franchise!
While we don’t have anything to announce, hundreds of thousands of unique users are still actively playing Rock Band games each month. This passion our fans have shown for Rock Band over the years suggests that rock truly hasn’t died, and we’ve always been clear that we’d love to return to the franchise when the time is right.
Looks like we will be hearing more from the franchise in the future after all.