Harmonix Invents the Musical FPS with Chroma

Harmonix have finally revealed what they’ve been working on since the end of the plastic guitar/Kinect dancing crazes. Chroma was announced this morning, and seems to be a combination of the rhythm/music based gameplay that Harmonix thrives on and the FPS gameplay that every video game made in North America is now legally required to have. The trailer has a downright pleasing aesthetic, reminding me of the cover of some prog-rock record from 30 years ago with a little bit of They Live thrown in at the beginning for good measure. It’s also worth noting that the game features dubstep powered weaponry, which is the only form of dubstep worth paying attention to.

Chroma is a free-to-play team based FPS coming to Steam sometime in 2014, according to the official website. On the website, you can sign up for a shot at getting into Chroma’s open alpha. Harmonix has never done anything close to an FPS before now, so it will be interesting to see what comes of this game, but it certainly sounds like a great idea. Between this and Titanfall, 2014 might just be the year that shooters move past Modern Warfare. Here’s hoping.