Rock Band creator making Facebook game, sans guitar controller?

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Rock Band mobileWe sure as hell hope so, because $100 plastic drum sets and Facebook games aren't exactly a perfect match. Shacknews reports that Brian Chan, senior designer at Cambridge, Mass.-based Harmonix on Rock Band 3, is working on an unannounced project for Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), PlayStation Network (PSN) and Facebook. Usually, the third word in that list is "WiiWare" or "PC", so understand our confusion.

According to Chan's résumé (PDF link), whatever he's currently working on as lead designer will be simultaneously released on XBLA, PSN and Facebook. Given Harmonix's pedigree of music-based games for consoles and even mobile devices, it's tough to imagine this cross-platform release being based around anything other than music.

Then again, Harmonix did make this little motion-controlled gem, as Joystiq points out. And it looks like the next tidbit we'll learn of the mysterious game will come just as piecemeal (or with a liberal serving of snark).

"As we've stated before, our studio is growing and hard at work on a variety of titles," Harmonix said in a statement. "In a storied Harmonix tradition, our designers start working on those games before they're publicly announced. We're excited to confirm more information soon, probably via a LinkedIn update or something - we haven't decided."

Are you excited for what's most likely a new Facebook music game? What do you think/hope Harmonix is cooking up for console and social gamers alike? Share with us in the comments. Add Comment.
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