Pink Floyd might work on rhythm game?

Written by Joe Martin

September 18, 2009 | 14:14

Tags: #beatles #music #rhythm

Companies: #harmonix

Legendary British rock band, Pink Floyd, has indicated that it might well be interested in creating a licensed rhythm game with its name on - though not everyone in the band is keen on the idea.

Specifically, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is a bit down on the idea of a music game and says that if gamers invested their time in real instruments then they could achieve much more.

"It irritates me having watched my kids do it - if they spent as much time practising the guitar as learning how to press the buttons they'd be damn good by now," said Mason to the BBC.

Mason did say that he hadn't ruled the idea out though, and that the band would likely consider it as a viable project.

"I think we'd consider it," he explained "I think everyone's looking at new ways of selling the music because the business of selling records has almost disappeared."

Fans have been crying out for Pink Floyd content, or a fully licensed game of their own, ever since the first Guitar Hero - but the band has yet to allow any of their music appear in a game.

Not all musicians are as keen on the idea of a rhythm game however, with Courtney Love threatening legal action against Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5 and Jon Bon Jovi turning down a role in the same game.

Who would you most like to see get their own music game? We vote for Rock Band: Queen, personally - but let us know your thoughts in the forums and don't forget to tune into the latest Gaming Podcast for our thoughts on Rock Band: Beatles. Hint: Joe isn't a fan.
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