Rock Band 4 Coming to PS4 – UPDATE

rockband-4-banner

What happens when Harmonix and Mad Catz team up together. Yes you guessed it Rock Band 4 is coming out later this year for the PlayStation 4. Check out all the details below.

UPDATE: Because a couple of other sites are kind-of reporting that most of the instruments will work, we contacted Harmonix to get clarification, Nick Chester from Harmonix told PS Nation:
“We’re committed to supporting those legacy peripherals where possible, and we’re already working really hard with Mad Catz and Microsoft and Sony to make this happen. We know it’s important to our existing players who have invested in the platform, so we’re doing everything we can.”

START A BAND. ROCK THE WORLD.

Rock Band 4 brings the critically-acclaimed franchise to a new generation of consoles, focusing on the features and gameplay that people love, and expanding the franchise in innovative ways that were informed by how fans play and what they want.

“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends,” says Harmonix Chief Executive Officer Steve Janiak. “Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”

“We couldn’t be happier to be working with Harmonix and help bring the band back together for the launch of Rock Band 4,” added Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Harmonix possesses unrivalled passion and vision for music gaming and we can’t wait to introduce the next generation music platform to passionate gamers.”

Harmonix will reveal to its fans more details about exciting new features of Rock Band 4 this coming May.

STILL THE MOST MUSIC. PERIOD.

In addition to a killer on-disc soundtrack, Rock Band 4 will support over 2000 tracks released since the 2007 launch of the original Rock Band, accounting for more than 500 of rock music’s most legendary artists.

“Since the beginning, we’ve called Rock Band a music platform. Players responded by downloading hundreds of their favorite tracks, and building a massive library of playable music,” says Rock Band 4 Product Manager Daniel Sussman. “It’s important for us to respect those purchases and enable our fans to bring that content over to the Rock Band platform on new generation consoles.”

Players who’ve purchased or downloaded playable tracks on last-generation consoles will be able to download and play those tracks on their new platforms at no additional charge*. Hundreds of tracks will be available at launch, with more back catalog music – and new tracks – to be added regularly after launch.

CELEBRATE WITH FREE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR ROCK BAND 3, AVAILABLE NOW

To celebrate the long-awaited announcement of Rock Band 4, Harmonix is offering a free downloadable track. “I Still Believe,” recorded by UK-based songwriter Frank Turner for his fourth EP, Rock & Roll, is available now for download today, free of charge, on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Playable today in Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz, this is one of the hundreds of songs that will be compatible with Rock Band 4 when it ships later this year for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One!

Written by Chazz Harrington

Chazz Harrington

You can find me on everything: PSN, Twitter, Wii U, Origin, Steam, etc using my universal ID: ChazzH69

If you send a friend request please add ‘PS Nation’ in the subject area.

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook
  • Makai Ookami

    OMG! Awesome. It’ll be nice to put all my guitar learning games on my PS4 where the frame rates will be more stable! Yes I have the 126 button or what ever plastic guitar.

    Only thing that would make it better is if it supported the Rocksmith guitar cable or if they came out with another learner/midi/real guitar combo because i’m not sure if I can find the original one. I wanted 1 guitar for both Rocksmith and Rockband.

    • Jack Merchant

      I have over 2k invested in rb2 to rb3 so hearing backwards compatibility is a high priority is a plus. If it’s not there I’m not sure I’ll buy in

      • Makai Ookami

        As long as you bought them on Sony you’re fine. Really though? 2k invested? I think I maybe put down $100.

        For you the issue will be, how long are you willing to wait for half of your tracks to get ported over?

        • Jack Merchant

          Yea. 800 songs. Ion drum set, the real fender, the mad catz 100 button thing etc. It adds up but I’ve had alot of kick but parties

          • Makai Ookami

            Sounds like it.

  • Pingback: Legacy hardware confirmed for Rockband 4 | PlayStation Nation()