Where there's smoke, there's fire – and there's been a Victorian-style smog wafting out of Massachusetts-based developer Harmonix of late. It's no surprise, then, that it's announced that Rock Band 4 is in production for the PlayStation 4, and is set to release later this year. It'll feature all of the tracks from previous versions, and, if you invested heavily in the PlayStation 3 release, all of your songs will carry across.
The developer's not saying an enormous amount about the game right now – although you can, of course, get pre-order notifications if you want to – but it's working with Sony to make old peripherals compatible, as well as concocting some new ones in conjunction with Mad Catz. It's also viewing the release as a long-tail type thing, with no immediate successor planned; expect post-release updates to add new features, rather than annual sequels.
As for the game itself, a Eurogamer.net interview alludes to more team-based play, but it's unclear how that will work. The developer wants to encourage a greater sense of unity between band members; the drummer will be able to riff on things that the bass player is doing, for example. Keyboards and pro-guitar support are off the agenda, however – the studio's going back to basics with this next-gen outing.
The previous entry in this once popular property launched five years ago, so a sequel is certainly long overdue. It's interesting timing, as there are also rumours that Activision's planning to bring the Guitar Hero brand out of retirement, too. Are you prepared for another plastic instrument onslaught, though? Shred your way into the comments section below.
[source eurogamer.net, via neogaf.com]
I'm extremely excited but sad too because I invested a ton of money into DLC but for the 360 and I'm not going to buy a One for just a game. I'll pick and choose my favorite past DLC and will start anew. Either way, pre-order the day they go up.
Well, forget all other games this year, haha. (Obviously kidding) I'm definitely getting this day one though! I've missed this series!
Wow! Rock band was my favourite game especially on the wii! This will definitely be something I buy on release.
Yes yes yes!!! This was exactly what I wanted. DLC transfer. Working hard on bringing instruments over. Create one great game and then add new content to it over the life of ps4.
My only three absolute day one games right now are final fantasy XV, kingdom hearts 3, and rock band 4. (Other games depend on reviews, but uncharted 4 may be likely, too)
Loved Guitar Hero on the Wii, never played Rock Band looking forward to see how it develops
Never played this, but would love a DJ Hero for PS4!! Tracks on that game were sick!!
Day 1 pre-order right here. Those games made up so much of my 7th generation.
Loved these games so much, I played them so much on Wii, and I've been hoping for a revival, so yeah I'm excited.
I'll be passing on this, never cared for dance or music games.
Tap here to load 10 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...