Rock Band 4 is coming–and it works with your old instruments

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As we’ve been guessing for some time now, Rock Band 4 is indeed a thing. It’s coming later this year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – and will come with a whole new bacth of plastic instruments. Fret not (ha!) if you’ve already got a stack of faux instruments though – your old ones will work just fine. you’ll be able to use your PS3 instruments on your PS4, and your Xbox 360 ones on your Xbox One. You’ll also be able to import your entire library of songs – with the game supporting 2,168 previously released tracks.

“After taking some time off, it was really interesting to kind of come back and play the games that we bled and sweat over for years and years and years. Two things emerged very quickly: One was ‘holy motherf***, these games are FUN!’ Project manager Daniel Sussman at Harmonx told Eurogamer.

“At the same time we were able to be quite critical of the work that we had done and saw lots of room for improvement. And that was really important to us as well because we are all creative people and it was important for us to be able to sink our teeth into to something that was deserving of the 4 at the end of the title. We didn’t just want to rehash Rock Band 3 for new consoles. We felt it was really important for us to evolve the gameplay in a way that would be interesting.”

Yes, I’m pretty damned excited. I love the hell out of Rock Band – and I\m glad the rhytm music genre is making a comeback. Unfortunately, all my plastic peripherals are for the Xbox 360 – so I’m going to need to get that Xbox One.

Last Updated: March 5, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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