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Rock Band 4 to be released for PS4 and Xbox One

Rock Band 4 Harmonix has revealed the existance of Rock Band 4, which is to be released for the PS4 and Xbox One later this year. After many rumou ...

Rock Band 4

Harmonix has revealed the existance of Rock Band 4, which is to be released for the PS4 and Xbox One later this year. After many rumours and due to various actions on the part of Harmonix, the existance of the game has now been confirmed. Music games of this type were extremely popular before the market crashed due to oversaturation. This game will be the first in its series since 2010.

The official details of the game state, “Rock Band 4 brings the critically-acclaimed franchise to a new generation of consoles, focusing on the features and gameplay that people love, and expanding the franchise in innovative ways that were informed by how fans play and what they want.”

 

Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak said that, “With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends. Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”

The instruments for the game are to be created by Mad Catz. President and CEO Darren Richardson said “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Harmonix and help bring the band back together for the launch of Rock Band 4. Harmonix possesses unrivaled passion and vision for music gaming and we can’t wait to introduce the next generation music platform to passionate gamers.”

Rock Band will support over 2000 songs that were maid available as DLC earlier. However, if you bought all your songs on Xbox Live, you might want to get the Xbox One version of Rock Band 4 as Harmonix is unsure about cross-platform porting. Owners of Rock Band 3 can celebrate the announcement by downloading the free song “I Still Believe” by Frank Turner.

Another reason for concern would be that we are unsure about whether or not old hardware will function with Rock Band 4. Harmonix said “We’re already working closely with Mad Catz, Sony, and Microsoft on solutions for letting you use legacy hardware on new consoles. This is a challenge on both the software side and hardware side, but something we’d love to happen. We’ll have more information on this in the coming months.”

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