Rock Band 4
PS4, Xbox One
- Release Dec 31, 2015
Harmonix, Mad Catz
Fans of the Rock Band series can finally return to the stage in Rock Band 4, with all-new support for eighth-generation consoles. The game will return to the core gameplay that popularized the Rock Band series, rather than the instructional nature of the third game. Rock Band 4 will focus on constant updates, free and paid DLC, and new songs to keep players rocking all night long.
Despite something of a slump in the rhythm gaming genre, the Rock Band series has been well-received and fans are excited to see the capabilities of the series on eighth-gen consoles. With Rock Band 4, the developers hope to return to the fun and excitement of playing that made the series so popular in the first place. Updated drums and guitars by Mad Catz will be more responsive and will come in either a full package bundle (guitar, drum, and microphone) or guitar-only bundle with the game. Harmonix also hopes to allow players to use controllers from previous games to reduce the necessity of buying all new equipment.
Though there is currently no word on the soundtrack for Rock Band 4, Harmonix says their budget is large enough to support a great mix of songs, and players can even request songs from the developer. They’re also working to ensure that the previous catalogs of songs will transfer to the new game, making Rock Band 4 the perfect blend of new and old to rejuvenate the rhythm game genre.