Many of you who have been following my writing for any amount of time know that I’m a huge fan of music and or rhythm games. Frequency and Amplitude are two classic music rhythm games that launched on the Playstation 2 over ten years ago.
These games predated games that many later generations came to know Harmonix for like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and even Dance Central. The games fused excellent music and gameplay mechanics in a unique feel that was almost unprecedented at the time.
Now, they’ve listened to their fans and they’ve lifted the lid on a potential reboot of Amplitude on both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, only they need the extra oomph to help get the game made. Harmonix are a large independent studio, but they don’t have the resources to pursue passion projects like an Amplitude reboot.
In case you were wondering why the game is exclusive to Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 – it’s because Sony published the game and still owns the rights to the series. Harmonix seems content with just having the opportunity to make a game within that universe again, as it’s clear by watching their Kickstarter pitch.
Most of the original team that worked on the original are still at Harmonix, so there’s no concern about whether the fortitude for making a true successor to the original games’ legacy is possible. The team at Harmonix is seeking $775,000 dollars for a brand new game within the music rhythm game series.
Are your wallets ready? If you want to back Amplitude on Kickstarter, head on over to their campaign page.