It seems that Harmonix is set on making a PC version of their game. Rock Band will come to PC one way or another. It doesn’t matter if it’s a crowdfunding account or a bake sale, Chelsea Baxter, the lead fundraiser is convinced that one way or another the game will get a PC version eventually.
Harmonix tried to set up a crowdfunding account, but they only managed to raise $792,817. This is a struggling half of the $1,5 million that they said they need to make Rock Band 4 compatible with PC.
And if children selling lemonade and girl scouts selling cookies taught Baxter anything is that you can accomplish almost everything with a good batch of cookies and a bear claw or two.
People who will show up at the “Chino Hills Bank of America” should expect to see second-hand cookies and cakes because the best things are probably already baked by Guitar Hero. But maybe there is a funky new recipe that the latter hasn’t got its hands on yet.
Baxter refuses to give up on Harmonix’s dream to bring Rock Band to PC owners worldwide. Rock Band will come to PC one way or another; Baxter is convinced about this. And the crowdfunding failure only made her want to fight for the PC version of Rock Band 4 more than ever. She even declared that
“We still believe in Rock Band on the OC, even if apparently very few of our fans do. That’s why we’re turning to a more traditional fundraising tactic with this bake sale.”
She carries on saying that
“Countless church groups, high school bands, and intramural basketball teams have proven time and time again that accosting strangers outside a supermarket or mini-mall and asking for money in exchange for random baked goods is the best way to raise tens of dollars. Maybe even hundreds if someone bakes up a batch of ladyfingers.”
It seems that Baxter is aware of the fact that the Rock Band fans are not that interested in having a PC version of Rock Band, especially since the game hasn’t been quite that overwhelmingly good. The controls are basic, but the tunes are really hurting the game.
Unfortunately, the developers were only able to acquire songs that weren’t already purchased by Guitar Hero, and the latter managed to swoop all the epic jams. Even though there are Disturbed, Rush, REM, Ozzy Osborne and Skynyrd songs in the playlist, they’re all B-graded ones.
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