Rock Band 3 Announced

If there’s one thing gamers love executives for, its because they have a hard timing keeping quiet. Today at a conference hosted by Credit Suisse, Philippe Daumain, Viacom CEO and President, announced that Harmonix is indeed working on Rock Band 3 and that the game will launch this year, probably around the holidays. Later, Harmonix took to their Facebook page to confirm Daumain’s remarks. So let the excitement and speculation begin. No other details regarding functionality or features of the game were released.

Hard to be really enthused about this announcement since we all knew it was coming at some point. What is nice to know is that we should be playing the next entry in the series before 2010 is over. Couple that with last week’s release of the Rock Band Network and the boys at Harmonix are putting everyone at Activision to shame right now. Plus, even if I’m not totally amped about Rock Band 3, at the very least, it helps me get over the anguish of hearing that Lady Gaga is coming to Rock Band next week.

We’ll have more news on Rock Band 3 as soon as anything becomes available, but until then, why not check out our previous feature on how Harmonix can make Rock Band 3 awesome? And let us know in the comments what you want to see in Rock Band 3.