For those of you who haven't given up on Rock Band just yet and who've lamented the lack of an announced sequel, there may be hope for you yet.  Harmonix has stated that is it planning on revisiting the Rock Band rhythm game genre, but in a completely new way.

Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos stated that, "In the longer term, looking into next year, we're actually considering fairly fundamental creative reinterpretation of what the Rock Band business is."

Whoa. Does this mean that maybe with the addition Rocksmith to the genre that Harmonix has decided that they need to jump back in full speed ahead?  Possibly.  It certainly means that fans should keep their eyes and ears peeled for a 2012 announcement from Harmonix.