Rock Band 4, and all of its accessories and DLC, is playable on the PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility, and here’s an interesting quirk: you can use the DualSense controller as a microphone. Obviously it’s not the recommended way to play, and you’ll be able to connect any USB microphone to the next-gen console, but the functionality exists.
Harmonix has been busy testing the title on Sony’s next-gen system, and while it obviously can’t guarantee support for every single peripheral in the history of the series, it’s fairly confident your gear will work. “When you break open those crisp new consoles, you should be able to connect your existing, compatible peripherals and play Rock Band 4 right out of the box,” the developer said.
Save data will transfer using either the PlayStation Plus cloud or an external storage drive, while all your DLC will be available for download day one. “You'll notice a pretty sizable performance increase, especially with load times,” it continued. “Getting into gameplay has never been faster, even with large library sizes.”
As for online multiplayer, you’ll be able to play with friends on a PS4, so there’ll be no issue there. For a full list of all the hardware that Harmonix has tested so far, click through here. Don’t worry if you don’t find your gear, though; the company concludes that, generally, “if it worked on Rock Band 4 on the PS4, it should work on next-gen”.
This was one of the games I was interested in how BC was working as there can be complications with peripherals. Good to see it works perfectly well and you can even use the controller as a mic!
That's me chuffed as well, can spend a load more on dlc songs now!! 😆
Right that's it I am sold this is the 1 factor that well get me to shell £500 on the PS5.
Wow, haven't heard of rock band in a while. My drums are totally battered.
Wow, the fact that they're even still supporting this game is honestly amazing, especially at the fact that I saw Guitar Hero Live for the Wii U at my Five Below for $5 and it stayed there for like 2 years.
Yes!!! This is news I was definitely looking for 😁 not looking forward to redownloading all the dlc though...
This is so awesome my guitar hero kits from the ps3 still work.
Such a shame Rockband 4 and Guitar Hero Live are now dead. Loved both of them
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