Former Harmonix shareholders are looking to split a pot of $209 million courtesy of current owner MTV Games'
parent company Viacom. A recent filing
with the Securities and Exchange Commission states that because "financial results exceed specific contractual targets" that the former shareholders may receive a nice payday in the near future.Rock Band
may not be at Guitar Hero
's level of sales yet
, but its ninja operation of consistent DLC
has paid off heavily
(not only in sales, but in keeping gamer mindshare). Even at its initial high retail price
, Rock Band
to a steady drumbeat and displayed staying power.
For those interested in crunching the numbers, Newsweek's Level Up
looks at the devil
down in Georgia
in the details of this bonus.