U2 Wants A Piece Of The Music-Based Video Game Pie
Aerosmith. Metallica. The Beatles. Van Halen. The list of legendary bands that could eventually land their own Guitar Hero or Rock Band goes on and on, and perhaps U2 is on deck.
According to USA Today, bassist Adam Clayton has said the band would be interested in having their own video game. Oddly enough, it seems the band has actually turned down offers to place their likenesses in a game, but as Clayton said, it wasn't exactly "what they wanted" at the time. And why not add your name to the roster? This has proven to be a great way to bring certain music to a new generation that - argue all you want - doesn't really have much in the way of real music. Said Clayton:
"We definitely would like to be in there, but we felt some of the compromises weren't what we wanted. That could change. I love the idea that that's where people are getting music, and we'd love to be in that world. We'll figure something out. What The Beatles have done, where the animation is much more representative of them, is what we're interested in, rather than the one-size-fits-all animation. We didn't want to be caricatured."
Okay, so...the next time you hear the name "Rock Band," it'll have "U2" attached to the title, right? There's little chance that Harmonix will ignore such a comment, even though U2 isn't exactly categorized as "guitar-based rock." They've been around long enough and have produced quite the eclectic library, and besides, we now have the option of a lead singer in our music games. Speaking of which, maybe they'll go for SingStar like Queen...
10/7/2009 12:36:31 PM Ben Dutka