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Dust off the drumsticks, Rock Band set to return in 2015

Rock Band was such a groundbreaker when it first got here out. The thought of a sport that allowed you to play and belt out your favourite hits from the consolation of your individual lounge was genius.

After which? These plastic devices have been ditched, left to accumulate mud in our garages and basements.

Now, Harmonix declares that it’s back: Rock Band 4 is coming this yr for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the vitality and pleasure of enjoying music stay with your mates,” mentioned Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak in an announcement. “Specializing in the core expertise that our followers have advised us they love permits us to evolve established gameplay in significant ways in which we will’t wait to share with everybody later this yr.”

Harmonix states that Rock Band 4 will assist over 2,000 tracks launched since the 2007 launch of the authentic Rock Band, however there is perhaps just a few glitches. The corporate is working with Sony and Microsoft to ensure outdated purchases are nonetheless accessible on new consoles, however it would solely work for those who’ve stayed with the similar model, so no PlayStation to Xbox crossover. Additionally they aren’t guaranteeing that each outdated track can be accessible upon Rock Band 4‘s launch.

New guitars and drum units are additionally in the works, they usually hope that the majority of the outdated ones will work, too, however not all will, together with the “keytarist” from Rock Band 3.

Extra particulars can be launched by Might, and Harmonix plans to present off Rock Band 4 at E3 in June. Till then, get together on.

Right here’s a sneak peek of the new sport:

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