Harmonix’s Amplitude “Successor” for PS4 and PS3 Goes to Kickstarter for Funding

May 5, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Wanting to bring their 2003 PS2 cult classic Amplitude to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Harmonix has launched a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise at least $775,000 by May 23rd.

Calling it a “successor for modern consoles,” Harmonix explained why they’ve chosen the Kickstarter route:

This project is intended to be a love letter to old-school PS2 fans, but we need to know that this is something you actually want. This is the project WE desperately want to make, but we can’t do it without your interest and support. Help us prove that there is a place for challenging, high-polished rhythm-action games in the modern age!

Harmonix plans for a laundry list of improvements to the Amplitude experience in this new version, including an updated soundtrack featuring songs with an electronic-based feel, incredible visuals, fine-tuned controls, the “beatmatching” they perfected in Rock Band, a new proprietary engine Harmonix has developed over the past 10 years, 60fps on PS4 and PS3, single player, multiplayer, leaderboards, extremely challenging difficulty settings, and more. As well, many of the original developers who worked on Amplitude will be helping to create the updated version, along with the “best rhythm game devs in the industry, folks who’ve shipped dozens of AAA titles.”

Want to back this project? Head over here. Spend enough and you can help choose the final soundtrack, go on a Boston helicopter tour, or even have a jam session with Harmonix.

Considering how it’s already over $35,000 after just one hour of being live, do you think the Amplitude Kickstarter will succeed? Let us know in the comments below.