On the heels of the incredibly successful release of “The Beatles: Rock Band,” U2 says they want to release their own version of the video game.
The four Irishmen held talks with “Rock Band” developers Harmonix back in 2008 about a potential U2-themed video game, but the discussions fell apart due to creative differences.
But now the Irish power group admits they want to follow in the footsteps of their British music idols, and are reconsidering developing their own version of the popular game.
Bassist Adam Clayton told USA Today: “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,” the Irish rocker added. “We didn’t want to be caricatured.”
“The Beatles: Rock Band” involved the creative input of living band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison.
Ono has said: "I think game is the second revolution. In the beginning the band made a splash with their music; with the video game we're going to create a planet of music and art."
So can Ireland’s most famous band recreate the same success? What do you think?