Harmonix will bring ‘Rock Band 4’ to PC if $1.5M is crowdfunded by April 5

Harmonix will bring ‘Rock Band 4’ to PC if $1.5M is crowdfunded by April 5

In a Twitter post released on Tuesday, indie studio Harmonix said that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring the ‘Rock Band 4’ music game -- the latest game in its Rock Band franchise -- to Windows systems via the Steam platform.

Rock Band has thus far been only a console-specific music game series, which gives gamers a chance to rock out on plastic instruments in front of a TV. The launch of the crowdfunding campaign – for which Harmonix has selected Fig - underscores an effort by Harmonix to launch the first-ever PC version of a Rock Band franchise game.

Announcing the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for the launch of PC version of Rock Band 4, Harmonix said in the Twitter post that the game’s PC port will possible only if the studio is successful in raising $1.5 million in the campaign.

Harmonix said that if the $1.5 million crowdfunding target on Fig is reached by the company before April 5, 2016, the studio will initiate the development of the Rock Band 4 game for PC. The company also said that the game’s PC port will then be launched this fall.

According to Harmonix, the PC version of Rock Band 4 will allow gamers to directly sell their own songs through Steam Workshop, thereby recreating Rock Band Network sans any overhead costs. The studio also said that Rock Band 4 on PC will support a mouse and keyboard outside of the songs also.

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