Rock Band 4 is getting an expansion called Rivals this spring. It will include "really big, new modes" that Harmonix isn't saying anything about for some reason. They also announced a Fender Jaguar guitar controller that will be foldable. Convenient! Now it will gather dust in your closet even more efficiently. (I kid.)
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Just the other week, the Harmonix developers held an AmA to field questions about the upcoming port of Rock Band 4 to the PC. There was one question that really stood out though. Why should gamers trust Harmonix with a PC port, in a world where so many high profile PC ports have failed?
With less than 24 hours to go, it looks like the PC port of Rock Band 4 will collapse before it gets out of the gate.
Harmonix has announced the final slate of songs for next month's Rock Band 4, including Mumford & Son's "The Wolf," R.E.M.'s "The One I Love," Gin Blossoms' "Follow You Down," Imagine Dragon's "I Bet My Life," and more. The whole tracklist list is available right here.
If you're buying the standalone disc for Rock Band 4, it will cost $US20 more on Xbox One -- $US80 instead of $US60. How come? The wireless protocols that Microsoft uses on their consoles means you need a special device for your Xbox 360 hardware to to work on your Xbox One. The bundles, however, are the same price.
Rock Band has a troubled history here in Australia. The original game arrived a year late, the second game -- technically -- was never released at all. At all times, the game -- and its equipment -- has been extremely expensive in Australia.
We've just confirmed Australian pricing for Rock Band 4 and surprise! You are going to be paying a lot of money for Rock Band 4 equipment.
I'm going to withhold judgement of Guitar Hero Live until it's released, but I have been disappointed with the tracks they've announced so far. Rock Band 4? The precise opposite. Its tracklist gives me hope. Clearly Harmonix still gets it. They still get what the core audience is after, and has an understanding of what works well in rhythm games. Today they announced new tracks for Rock Band 4. I am excited.