Harmonix: no Rock Band 3 in 2009

At a conference during CES, Harmonix co-founder and CEO Alex Rigopolous said:

“We’ve actually made a choice to break out of the annual release cycle for Rock Band this year,” Rigopolous told the assembled press and industry members. “[This is] partly because the annual cycle places limits on the choices you can make as a developer. We’re trying to take a long term view.”

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me feel inside; I think a year off would be great and really build an appetite for it in 2010.

Do you think this is a good or bad decision?