If you're a fan of the music-based games, you've probably heard the contemptible refrain, "how come you won't just learn a real instrument?" Well, while many will claim that titles like Guitar Hero and Rock Band actually do help one become a better musician (or at least cultivate a new-found love of music), most professional players often poke fun at these plastic instruments.
But if the son of George Harrison, Dhani Harrison, has his way, Rock Band 3 will take a definite step in the realistic direction. According to a recent interview he gave the Chicago Tribune , Harrison plans to help make the third installment in the critically acclaimed franchise, all in the hopes that it will be more authentic than ever. And by the way, if you're a fan of the excellent The Beatles: Rock Band , you can thank Harrison for that, as it seems clear that such a title wouldn't have existed without his influence. But anyway, here's what he had to say about the future of the music genre:
"I'm working on Rock Band 3 and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game. Give me a couple years, it's going to happen."
Well, it certainly helps to have real musicians lending their assistance to such projects, doesn't it? And the article also mentions that Harrison says the potential of Rock Band "has barely been scraped," and we honestly believe that to be true. It's just a matter of time and ever-increasing technology; there may come a day when the kiddies will look back and say, "oh my God, it began with those ridiculous plastic instruments? HAHA!"