Rock Band 4 PS4 will be backwards compatible with most of the PlayStation plastic guitars and other peripherals you may have lying around in a box somewhere. It will also be backwards compatible with most of the downloadable songs from the previous games, which is good news if you’re anything like me and spent a load of cash on new songs. The new game will be available on October 6.
“We’re excited to be able to give fans who have already invested in Rock Band and other band games a chance to get new value from their hardware,” said Daniel Sussman, Product Manager at Harmonix in an official release. “We can’t wait to let fans start their own band and rock the world in Rock Band 4 this fall.”
If you’re a PlayStation Plus member and you decide to pre-order, you’ll get a Rock Band theme, which you can download and use right away. You’ll also get 10 bonus songs for free:
- All That Remains – “Divide”
- Blitz Kids – “Run For Cover”
- Bring Me The Horizon – “Throne”
- Dead Sara – “Mona Lisa”
- Duran Duran – “The Reflex”
- Janis Joplin – “Move Over”
- Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”
- Oh Honey – “Sugar, You”
- Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell (Live from Monsters In Moscow Festival)”
- Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy”
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, Rock Band is game where you use instrument controllers to play along with a wide variety of songs from a few different genres. The game has seen three iterations and has been immensely popular because it’s one of the best party games around. The last iteration, Rock Band 3, was released in 2010. After that release and the countless Guitar Hero releases, gamers got a little sick of the plastic instrument games. But apparently, it’s not only Harmonix that thinks it’s time to bring back the genre. A new Guitar Hero game is slated for release this October as well.