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Rigopulos Wants More Amplitude
by Ryan Davis on
Harmonix cofounder Alex Rigopulos expresses some enthusiastic interest in reviving the rhythm series that the Rock Band developer got its start with.
Based on a recent Ars Technica interview with Harmonix cofounder Alex Rigopulos, a follow-up to Amplitude might not be as much of a pipe dream as I had thought. In the interview, Rigopulos emphatically shouts “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” at the prospect of making Amplitude available as a PlayStation Network game, though he follows that up by saying that he'd “love to do a sequel to Amplitude, actually,” and that he “would love to come back and do it right for the PlayStation 3, for example.”
Obviously, there are a few hurdles before we could see an Amplitude sequel. Harmonix is plenty busy cultivating its highly lucrative Rock Band series at the moment. There's also the issue of Sony owning the rights to the Frequency and Amplitude names. Then again, Harmonix has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years, with a current staff of over 300 making multiple projects much more feasible, and it essentially made a quasi-sequel to Amplitude already with its iPod game Phase, which was done without any involvement from Sony. It's still all just talk, but it's encouraging to know that Amplitude still holds such a special place in Rigopulos' heart.