While the industry’s heavy-hitters have been battling for their stake of the E3 mindshare, developer Harmonix quietly confirmed that Rock Band 4 will debut on October 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Those who wish to pre-order the long-awaited sequel will be pleased to note that securing a copy of the rhythm title ahead of time will open up an additional 34 tracks, according to Amazon. Said songs will include the likes of “Don’t Wanna Fight” by Alabama Shakes, “Failure” by Breaking Benjamin and “Follow Me Down” by The Pretty Reckless.
In terms of hardware, high-street retailers such as GameStop have opened up full band bundles for an eye-watering $249.99 – one that includes the drum set, the microphone, one guitar and of course, a copy of Rock Band 4 itself. Bear in mind that Harmonix’s sequel will support old peripherals, so I guess we better get to dusting off those old instruments before October.
Built with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in mind, here’s what the developer had to say about the level of polish and musical experience that players can expect in the fall.
Designed exclusively for current-generation gaming consoles, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live band performance like never before. Add your personal signature to every performance through groundbreaking gameplay features such as a Freestyle Guitar Solo that allows players to create their own legendary solos. Combined with impressive current-gen visual polish and a soundtrack featuring some of rock’s biggest acts, Rock Band 4 aims to create the defining [social/full band] music gaming platform for this generation.
Stage your own encore when Rock Band 4 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 6 – and potentially a PC release at a later date.