When people think of Harmonix, the instantaneous response is to think of the hit Rock Band franchise, or the original Guitar Hero games. Well, Harmonix have also had a past in motion games, developing two Kinect games already (Dance Central and the soon-to-be-released Dance Central 2), as well as EyeToy: AntiGrav, a hoverboard game for EyeToy on Playstation 2 – and have expressed interest in continuing with Kinect games, perhaps “beyond music”, although no specific information was given. In an interview with Joystiq at this year’s TGS, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said:
I think we’re always open-minded about new opportunities. Certainly our focus always has been and probably always will be on music-themed games, a perfect example is Kinect, which I think that through our work on Dance Central we’ve developed an affinity for — towards motion gaming. It wouldn’t be surprising if in the future we took some steps outside of our wheelhouse in music to try some new things in non-music focused motion gaming.
However, Rigopulos did hint at a Kinect version of the firm’s latest offering on iOS – VidRhythm, if all goes well in the app’s initial sales:
Of course our hope is to keep improving it and expanding it, including bringing it to other platforms, such as possibly Kinect.
If you’re unfamiliar with VidRhythm (which I assume a lot of people are), you can read IGN’s review of the app here.
Related Kinect News:
- TGS 2011: Dance Central 2 adds 7 new songs!
- Just Dance 3′s gonna make you sweat on Kinect
- TGS 2011: Konami announces new Kinect exclusive game – Boom Boom Dance