Rock band was such a trailblazer when it first came out. The idea of a game that let you play and sing along to your favorite hits from the comfort of your own living room was brilliant.
So what? These plastic instruments have been abandoned, left to gather dust in our garages and basements.
Now Harmonix announces it’s back: rock band 4 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year.
“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends,” Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak said in a statement. “Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve the established gameplay in meaningful ways that we look forward to sharing with everyone later this year.”
Harmonix states that rock band 4 will support over 2,000 tracks released since the 2007 launch of the original Rock band, but there may be some issues. The company is working with Sony and Microsoft to make sure old purchases are still available on new consoles, but that will only work if you’ve stuck with the same brand, so no PlayStation to Xbox crossover. They also don’t guarantee that every old song will be available on rock band 4the start.
New guitars and drums are also in the works, and they hope most of the old ones will work as well, but not all of them, including the “keytarist” of rock band 3.
More details will be released by May, and Harmonix plans to show rock band 4 at E3 in June. Until then, party.
Here’s a preview of the new game: