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'Amplitude' could be coming to a PS3 and PS4 near you

Harmonix's Amplitude could be coming to a Playstation near you.
Harmonix's Amplitude could be coming to a Playstation near you.

Ryan Lesser of Harmonix has posted to the Playstation Blog, stating that the classic Amplitude might be made available on Sony Playstation or Playstation 4. Harmonix have launched a Kickstarter intended to bring the game to PSN.

Those who pledge on the Kickstarter page can receive early copies of the game, beta access, VIP access at Harmonix events, and even a helicopter tour of Boston, depending on their pledge tier. Anyone who donates at the most basic tier will also have his name included in the credits.

The original Amplitude, along with its companion FreQuency, launched on the PS2 in the early 2000s, bringing the rhythm/music genre into the spotlight. Since then, Harmonix has expanded the genre with the likes of Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Dance Central. This will be a return to what made the genre popular in the first place.

However, Harmonix is careful to state this is not an Amplitude 2, but an Amplitude "HD," a modern version of the classic PS2 gameplay sported by the original. Several of the original developers are still with Harmonix; they are remaking an early project, not creating a new one based upon it.

This would be the first title Harmonix have brought to the PS4, but they have stated they are "confident [they'll] be able to overcome any obstacles." The team is aiming for 60 frames per second, as well as a soundtrack that is equal parts popular electronic music and original compositions. Gameplay will be improved with Harmonix's "beatmatching," a technique they perfected with Rock Band.

Harmonix has plans for single player and local multiplayer modes, along with online leaderboards for high scores and competition. Music, sound effects, and the player's ship will all be modernized and made pretty for the latest Sony consoles. They believe "this is the game that fans of Amplitude have been asking for and a game that can only come from Harmonix."

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