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« on: March 05, 2015, 02:25:10 PM »

Oh yeah, Rock Band 4 was just announced for PS4 and Xbox One. Apparently, the game might support existing instruments, and will allow you to import your music from the previous games. And it's coming out in 2015! smile

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And here's a handy FAQ for you!

Q: When is RB4 coming out?!
A: Rock Band will be out this year. Stay tuned for more specifics in the coming months.

Q: What consoles is RB4 coming out for?
A: Rock Band 4 will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Q: Why not Wii / Wii U / PC?
A: Due to shifting production priorities and capabilities of the studio, we don’t currently have plans to release RB4 on the Wii / Wii U / PC simultaneously with Xbox One and PS4. While we genuinely appreciate the support of Wii Rock band users over the years, and the increased interest from PC gamers, the truth is that we had to prioritize opportunities on other platforms with historically larger RB audiences.

Q: Will my old DLC work on the next gen console of the same type, i.e. PS3 -> PS4?
A: Yes! Content purchased from the store or exported from a disc will transfer over to the new generation of consoles at not addition cost as we make that content available.

Q: Will my old DLC work if I bought a different next gen console, i.e. Xbox 360 -> PS4?
A: Cross platform DLC compatibility is not entirely within our control, as DLC ownership is managed by the 1st parties.

Q: Will my old hardware work?
A: We’re already working closely with Mad Catz, Sony, and Microsoft on solutions for letting you use legacy hardware on new consoles. This is a challenge on both the software side and hardware side, but something we’d love to happen. We’ll have more information on this in the coming months.

Q: Will you be making new hardware?
A: Yes we will! You can preorder a new PAX East exclusive guitar if you come by the Harmonix booth! We’re working with Mad Catz, who has a lot of history with RB gear, and we’re excited to get more instruments back into the world.

Q: Will there be any new instruments, i.e. a tuba, accordion, mouth harp, etc?
A: We’re concentrating on the core band that people are most familiar with (guitar, bass, drums, and mic) rather than expanding on the types of playable instruments in RB4.

Q: What will the new Rock Band cost?
A: Sorry, but we’re not talking about pricing at this time.

Q: What instruments will be playable? Wiill RB4 have Pro guitar and keys?
A: Rock Band 4 will focus on the core experience and the roots of the franchise – guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. There will be no Pro Guitar or key support in Rock Band 4. We will continue to support “Pro” mode for Drums.

Q: What are the new features?
A: We’re not quite ready to reveal the evolutionary features of Rock Band 4, but we’re excited to show you in the coming months how we’re expanding the core gameplay you love.

Q: Will you be bringing back [Random Feature X]?
A: We’re not quite ready to reveal the feature set of Rock Band 4 yet, but keep posted for more info!

Q: Will you have songs by [Random Band X]?
A: We’re not talking about the disc soundtrack just yet, but you can bet it’ll be awesome. Over 2000 songs spanning over 500 artists already exist in Rock Band catalog and we’re committed to expanding that and supporting the game post-launch with DLC, and we’re always looking for new bands and sounds, so keep the suggestions coming! Let us know what you want at RockBand.com/request

Q: When will you have more news about RB4?
A: Soon! Keep posted to our social channels and the Harmonix forums for updates.

Q: When can I preorder RB4?
A: You can sign up for preorder notifications right now at RockBand.com/preorder!
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 02:29:27 PM »

Interview over at GameInformer:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/03/05/rock-band-4-is-coming-here-s-what-you-need-to-know.aspx
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 04:16:10 PM »

I am a little too excited for this.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 04:18:10 PM »

Yeah, it's almost starting to sound too good to be true.  Good timing, too.  I was just starting to think about setting up my 360 and all my instruments again.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 08:15:13 PM »

My two oldest are probably old enough now to play the instruments with me...will have to think on this...
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 09:34:39 PM »

If this game doesn't support  existing instruments it can go to hell.   Otherwise, my kids may well be old enough now too
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 09:57:23 PM »

Really glad that they are committed to supporting old DLC that people already own. 

I'm not sure I'm actually ready to go back to a Rock Band game, though.  Partly because I'm trying to learn real guitar with Rocksmith and partly because I'm no longer really in the atmosphere where I get together at a friend's house to hang out and play party games regularly.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 02:47:12 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 05, 2015, 04:18:10 PM

Yeah, it's almost starting to sound too good to be true.  Good timing, too.  I was just starting to think about setting up my 360 and all my instruments again.

funny did just that thing last week.  you know, for the kids.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 05:24:04 PM »

RB4 Song Request Page
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 01:57:13 PM »

Very happy about having picked up a XB1. All my DLC was on the 360 and I am sure they wont allow cross platform DLC transfers.

I have been happily rocking out with RB3 with custom songs ever since the official DLC ended. I am really excited about RB4 as well. Wish they supported the keyboard, but I hear they may add it later on via a DLC expansion.
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2015, 10:40:36 PM »

I can't see this genre making a comeback.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 01:55:42 PM »

Quote from: Greggy_D on March 17, 2015, 10:40:36 PM

I can't see this genre making a comeback.

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 03:41:59 PM »

I don't think it needs to be as big as it once was to be worth doing. After all, they put those Just Dance games out every year like clockwork and apparently make enough money to keep doing so, even though I wouldn't say the dance genre is super popular.

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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 03:43:31 PM »

While I loved my time with plastic instruments, I can't ever see myself going back to them again.  I have a real electric guitar and a real electronic drumset now...why would I go play pretend?
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 07:40:04 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 18, 2015, 03:43:31 PM

While I loved my time with plastic instruments, I can't ever see myself going back to them again.  I have a real electric guitar and a real electronic drumset now...why would I go play pretend?

This, is true.  However, as a prior fan you must see the hook.

I agree with you and have only ever played the sax, but have come to the conclusion that I will not be playing plastic instruments going forward , only my sax or hopefully my guitar that has seen very little play!
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2015, 07:44:50 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 18, 2015, 03:43:31 PM

While I loved my time with plastic instruments, I can't ever see myself going back to them again.  I have a real electric guitar and a real electronic drumset now...why would I go play pretend?

Why play Call of Duty when you can shoot real guns? Why use virtual reality when we have reality? Why play a racing game when you've got a driving license and a car? Why play Pong when you can play real table tennis?

It's a game. Playing a real guitar and a Rock Band guitar are two completely different things that have little in common. One is not meant to duplicate the experience of the other.
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 07:46:35 PM »

I've owned and played real guitars for most of my life but somehow that didn't stop Guitar Hero and Rock Band from being fun to play.  I guess if you're skilled enough to learn any new song in a matter of minutes and have extremely accessible bandmates you can have arrive at your house at will it might make Rock Band a little redundant, but I think it will be a while before I hit that point.
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 07:48:57 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 18, 2015, 07:46:35 PM

I've owned and played real guitars for most of my life but somehow that didn't stop Guitar Hero and Rock Band from being fun to play.  I guess if you're skilled enough to learn any new song in a matter of minutes and have extremely accessible bandmates you can have arrive at your house at will it might make Rock Band a little redundant, but I think it will be a while before I hit that point.

Even then, you'd still need to hire a crowd to cheer or boo you, as appropriate.
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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2015, 08:31:04 PM »

Want to know the worst buzzkill ever? Have someone who actually plays drums come over to play Rock Band drums. Did that one time and the guy pretty much just rage quit since he said the game wasn't an accurate representation. I couldn't really get him to see that it was meant to be a simulation, not a re-creation.
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2015, 08:54:15 PM »

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Quote from: Gratch on March 18, 2015, 03:43:31 PM

While I loved my time with plastic instruments, I can't ever see myself going back to them again.  I have a real electric guitar and a real electronic drumset now...why would I go play pretend?

This, is true.  However, as a prior fan you must see the hook.

I agree with you and have only ever played the sax, but have come to the conclusion that I will not be playing plastic instruments going forward , only my sax or hopefully my guitar that has seen very little play!

Oh, I absolutely see the hook.  The hundreds and hundreds of hours I spent with the original Rock Band games can attest to that.

At some point, however, I figure that if I'm going to spend a significant amount of time banging on plastic instruments, why not just go learn the real thing?  Maybe that's just the (extremely mediocre) musician in me talking.

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Why play Call of Duty when you can shoot real guns? Why use virtual reality when we have reality? Why play a racing game when you've got a driving license and a car? Why play Pong when you can play real table tennis?

It's a game. Playing a real guitar and a Rock Band guitar are two completely different things that have little in common. One is not meant to duplicate the experience of the other.

You're right, killing people in a game and killing people in real life are (I assume) quite vastly different.  As are crashing in a sports car in a game and crashing one in real life.  However, the ability to play the exact same song on Rock Band drums or on my electronic drum set are extremely comparable experiences.  

EDIT:  I do realize that I'm the extreme exception here.  99.99999% of the people who play Rock Band are never going to own an actual drum set...hence the appeal of the simulation.
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2015, 09:15:37 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 18, 2015, 08:54:15 PM

You're right, killing people in a game and killing people in real life are (I assume) quite vastly different.  As are crashing in a sports car in a game and crashing one in real life.  However, the ability to play the exact same song on Rock Band drums or on my electronic drum set are extremely comparable experiences.  

You're talking about the pro drums, I suppose? Those aren't the same as the other instruments on offer in Rock Band, though they are the only pro instrument that will be brought into Rock Band 4. The Pro Drums are close to the real thing (YellowKing's anecdote is probably caused by latency, understandably confusing the drummer).

However, you mentioned a real guitar as well, and that's the part I responded to. The pro guitar is not in Rock Band 4.

I've seen a number of people share your attitude towards these games publicly, and I have to admit that it almost always comes off as them saying "look at you amateurs playing with your plastic instruments. I'm too cool for that shit." Linking to fancy electronic drums for no reason doesn't help combat that impression.
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2015, 09:19:09 PM »

The other thing is this game is meant to be played with others.

Not all of us, even with varying level of skills in playing instruments has three other friends that have untapped potential to be a band, per se.

Unless it's a roving band of pillagers. Then? Then we're talking.
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2015, 09:51:47 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 18, 2015, 09:15:37 PM

I've seen a number of people share your attitude towards these games publicly, and I have to admit that it almost always comes off as them saying "look at you amateurs playing with your plastic instruments. I'm too cool for that shit." Linking to fancy electronic drums for no reason doesn't help combat that impression.

I was expressing my personal opinion about my own (Mine.  Personal.  Gratch's.) interest in going back and playing plastic instruments instead of the real thing.  I made no comment about how others should feel...sorry if that gets your panties in a twist.

I only linked to my drum set because I thought it might illustrate how the two sets of hardware are fundamentally the same damn thing.  
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2015, 12:21:06 AM »

I'm really excited for RB4.  I've played the guitar since I was 16, I'm 41 now, but I still love playing RB with the plastic guitar because to me it's really about experiencing the music rather than the technical aspects. Just sitting in my mancave with the song blasting though the speakers and having some sort of interaction is a great way to enjoy the music. 

 RB also taught me how to play the drums and I bought a Roland set because of it, two of my friends did the same thing so I owe a lot to Rock band.  With this new version I hope they have a better way of comparing/competing against my friends. 

I'm glad they are focusing on the party aspect because there are a ton of ways they can improve the single instrument or band experience.  RB 3 was great but it was lacking in so many areas because they tried to do too many things.  I have over 700 pieces of DLC content so I'm glad they will be able to transfer most of that over.  I'm ready for more songs.
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