Harmonix reveals FUSER, a “revolutionary new music gaming experience”


Best known for Frequency, Rock Band and Dance Central, Harmonix today finally let us all know what new music gaming experience they have been working on. That project is known as Fuser, and it sounds a bit different than past releases for sure.

Fuser is headed to all consoles and the PC in 2020, and will require no peripherals or plastic instruments at all. Gameplay wise, gamers will combine, mix and fuse together elements of existing songs, solo or collaboratively with friends, on the path to become a music festival icon. Players will also have the ability to share their creations socially, and there are no peripherals required for the game whatsoever.

Best of all, Harmonix and NCSoft have lined up an impressive collection of modern artists and tracks for Fuser including Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, The Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons and quite a few others so far.

Take a look at the media, trailer and announcement below!

Fuser screens:

FUSER – Official Announcement Trailer:

From the creators of Rock Band & Dance Central comes FUSER – a nonstop virtual music festival where you control the music! Combine elements of the world’s most popular songs to create your own sound or partner with friends on epic collaborations, then share your amazing mixes and headlining performances with the world! FUSER comes to PC and consoles this fall.

Press Release:

NCSOFT and Harmonix Music Systems, the developer of the Rock Band video game franchise, will empower players to perform and create sharable mixes for the masses as they play FUSER, the next evolution of interactive music gaming. The game puts players in control of the music, where they can fuse together elements from hit songs by some of the world’s top artists, including Billie Eilish, The Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Migos, Post Malone, and many more. FUSER will release in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. The game’s official website is now live at www.FUSER.com.

Harmonix has been a pioneer of interactive music gaming for nearly 25 years, having created titles like Frequency and Amplitude as well as genre-defining, breakout hits like Rock Band and Dance Central. With FUSER, Harmonix will once again completely revolutionize the music game genre by providing an immersive music sandbox in which players are challenged to perform and create custom mixes from some of music’s biggest hits – no peripheral required.

“With FUSER, we are delivering the ultimate music fantasy as a game,” said Steve Janiak, CEO, Harmonix. “Music today is an experience. It’s not just people listening to albums any more – it’s recording and sharing videos of you singing along to your favorite songs, watching your favorite bands play at festivals, and sharing hit music with your friends. FUSER puts players at the center of all that by letting you mix and share some of the biggest hits on your way to becoming a festival headliner.”

Powered by Harmonix’s proprietary technology, FUSER will allow players to seamlessly blend vocals, bass lines, and other instrumentation from a multitude of different music genres and artists to define their own unique sound through seamless, innovative gameplay. Players will also be able to share their creations socially, making their game performances available for watching online.

“When we first saw FUSER, we instantly knew it was something special,” said Dr. Songyee Yoon, CEO, NCSOFT. “It takes the amazing developer pedigree that Harmonix has developed over decades and distills the essence of creating, listening to, and sharing music where every player can be their own star. We can’t wait to see all the creations people will make.”

With more than 100 songs to be included in the game, this is the first partial list of songs available for users to play with; attendees at PAX East in Boston will be the first to try a FUSER demo. The final track listing will feature songs from the world’s top artists in pop, rap/hip-hop, R&B, dance, rock, country, Latin and Caribbean music.

Songs included in FUSER:

  • 50 Cent – “In Da Club”
  • Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • The Clash – “Rock the Casbah”
  • Fatboy Slim – “The Rockafeller Skank”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
  • J. Balvin & Willy William – “Mi Gente”
  • Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Lizzo – “Good As Hell”
  • LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
  • Migos – “Stir Fry”
  • Post Malone – “Better Now”
  • Smash Mouth – “All Star”
  • Warren G & Nate Dogg – “Regulate”

Keep track of the latest developments on FUSER by following the game on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or by visiting the official website,
www.FUSER.com.