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PDP unveils the Riffmaster, brand new guitar controller for Rock Band 4 and potentially Fortnite Festival

We already saw a tweet that had us intrigued at the return of the guitar controller, but this is even better than we could have imagined. Revealed in a collaboration with IGN, PDP showed off the Riffmaster, a rechargable, wireless guitar controller. Price and release details are still unclear, but this is a fantastic addition to the PDP lineup.

The PDP Riffmaster wireless guitar will be available on PlayStation and Xbox platforms. There will be two separate guitars, but they are cross-platform compatible (PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles). Spring is the target for release. These are planned to launch across retail platforms, so one would assume you could walk into a GameStop for instance and buy one.

Key Product Information:

  • Play with both hands!
    • We feel you, lefties! The RIFFMASTER design accommodates both left and right-handed maestros.
  • Rock on wirelessly for up to 36 hours! 
    • Built-in rechargeable battery with up to 36-hours of play per charge
    • 30-foot, low-latency wireless connection
  • Crank it up to 11!
    • Built-in 3.5 mm audio jack
    • D-pad audio controls enabling on-the-fly volume adjustments
  • Take the band on the road!
    • Collapsible design for easy storage and transportation
    • Shoulder strap included
  • Elevate every performance with guitar analog stick (patent pending)
  • Lightweight design making it easy to Rock on for hours
  • Soft sounding strum bar allows you to enjoy the music without any loud strumming interference.
  • GAME!
    • Compatible with Rock Band 4 and anticipated compatibility with Fortnite Festival as soon as Rock Band 4 guitars are supported.
  • The RIFFMASTER wireless controller is licensed by Xbox and PlayStation.

Stay tuned to GamingTrend for more PDP and Riffmaster news and info!

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