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Should Harmonix release a Rock Band 5?

As many people know the Rock Band series first began back in ‘07 around the start of the PS3/Xbox 360 era of gaming. Since then the Rock Band series along with Guitar Hero had become very popular with the music rhythm genre up until the 10’s. The last main entry within the Rock Band series was released back in ‘15 which appeared on the PS4 & Xbox One. Even though, Rock Band 4 was enjoyable many people believe that the game was not nearly as popular as Rock Band 2 & 3 from ‘08-‘10; which was arguably the peak period for the series. In fact, many people would agree that the music rhythm genre of gaming began to slowly die after the early 10’s. However, there are still hardcore fans of the music rhythm genre around the world that would love to see a Rock Band 5 from Harmonix. The multiplayer gameplay in Rock Band 4 was arguably more superior than what Guitar Hero Live had to offer in 2015. Also, Rock Band 4 was considered a commercial success due to the fact that it managed to generate at least $100 million in revenue. Despite, Guitar Hero Live having a better single player campaign mode and reaching over 1.5 million in sales; Rock Band 4 arguably outshined Guitar Hero Live in late 2015 and throughout 2016.

Its been years since Rock Band 4 had been released and there has been no official announcements about regarding a potential Rock Band 5 title for PS5 or Xbox Series X. While is currently an online petition on change.org that has been around since 2020 for a Rock Band 5; the petition does not have enough support at the moment. There is a wish list of features that many people would love to see on a potential Rock Band 5 including a stronger single player campaign mode and upgraded multiplayer gameplay from Rock Band 4. Also, all larger selection of songs in comparison to 65 tracks from Rock Band 4 would also be appealing to see in a potential sequel; along with giving players the option to import their own songs.

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