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  HARMONIX ANNOUNCES ROCK BAND CO-PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE DESIGNED PRODUCTS
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03/08/2016
 


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BOSTON, MA, March 7, 2016 – Harmonix today announced a new partnership agreement for Rock Band™ with the #1 video game accessories company in North America, Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP).

“As we look to fully achieve our goal of creating this console generation’s category-defining music gaming platform, we need to partner with a truly world-class manufacturer that can operate at the scale that Rock Band requires. PDP has a well-deserved reputation for innovation, customer satisfaction, and quality. They have the logistical and technical expertise to support Harmonix’s ambitious plans for the future of Rock Band, with new hardware alongside a major Rock Band 4 feature update coming this Fall.“ said Steve Janiak, Harmonix CEO.

Rock Band is the premier music platform for console players,” said Chris Richards, CEO, PDP. “This will be a great partnership and gaming fans should get ready to experience new, innovative hardware products for Rock Band 4 and Rock Band VR.” 

Rock Band 4 continues to expand and evolve, with 5 free title updates already delivered since launching last October, and ongoing frequent updates planned. Harmonix also recently announced a Fig campaign for a PC port of Rock Band 4: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/rock-band-4-pc

Fans interested in being notified when new Rock Band products are available for pre-order can sign up at www.rockband4.com/first-to-know .

About Rock Band

Called “the new benchmark for rhythm gaming” by GamesRadar+, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live full-band game experience like never before. Rock Band 4 builds on the core gameplay people love, with brand new features, including game-changing Freestyle Guitar Solo gameplay that allows players to craft their own face-melting and truly original guitar solos.

Last December, Oculus and Harmonix announced Rock Band VR , a completely new music simulation experience coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift later this year.

For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band 4 blog or follow @RockBand on Twitter for updates.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information, please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.

About Performance Designed Products LLC

As the #1 gaming accessories manufacturer, Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP) designs high-quality products under a number of well-known brands, such as Afterglow, Rock Candy, and a growing portfolio of licenses. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with offices in San Diego, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and China, PDP's products can be found in major retailers across the world. PDP and the PDP logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Performance Designed Products LLC. All Rights Reserved.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Harmonix

[email protected]

PDP

[email protected]

© 2016 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.  Rock Band 4 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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