Rock Band 4 News

Rock Band 4's Rivals DLC detailed

Adds "playable rock documentary" campaign.

Rock Band 4's first major expansion, Rock Band Rivals, will add an all new campaign themed around a documentary being made about your band when it premieres this October.

Rock Band 4 announces expansion Rivals, due this autumn

Rock Band 4 announces expansion Rivals, due this autumn

Foldable Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller also inbound.

Rock Band 4 is getting a substantial expansion this autumn entitled Rock Band: Rivals.

Developer Harmonix said in a blog post today that Rivals will cost $29.99 (or your local equivalent) and add new modes, though it remained cagey on what exactly these are. But we do know asynchronous multiplayer is coming around the holiday season this year.

"These are really big, new modes to the game, and players of all difficulties and play styles will be able to enjoy what we're cooking up for you," the developer teased.

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There's life in Rock Band 4 yet

September expansion, online multiplayer and practice mode all coming.

Despite riding a rocky road since its release, Rock Band 4 isn't going anywhere just yet. Developer Harmonix has announced "big, big" expansion pack this September.

Rock Band 4's PC port falls short on crowdfunding site

UPDATE: Harmonix responds to concerns, calls failed campaign "educational".

UPDATE 06/05/2016 5.39pm: Harmonix has responded to Rock Band 4's PC crowdfunding campaign falling very short of its goal. The studio has confirmed that Rock Band 4 PC will likely not happen - at least in the near future - but it was worth the old college try.

Harmonix launches Fig campaign for Rock Band 4 on PC

Harmonix launches Fig campaign for Rock Band 4 on PC

Upload and sell your own music via Steam Workshop.

Rock Band 4 developer Harmonix wants to bring its latest party game to PC, only it needs your money to bankroll it.

The Boston-based developer launched a Fig campaign where backers can pledge money for the game or even invest in its success and receive a cut of the revenue when it releases.

The major advantage of a PC version of Rock Band 4 will be that it will let players upload and sell their own songs over Steam Workshop. Harmonix premiered this concept several years back over the now defunct Rock Band Network, but the infrastructure costs were too high to maintain at the time.

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Rock Band 4's getting a big update in December

Harmonix will release Rock Band 4's first major update on 8th December.

The free patch is part of a post-launch program the studio said would include monthly updates of varying scope.

The first update on 8th December adds a new online competitive system called Score Challenge. This uses a live activity feed that shows players what their friends are playing, and lets them compete with each other for high scores on songs.

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Last week we reported on the plight of players of the PlayStation 4 version of Rock Band 4, who at the time had been waiting for thousands of DLC tracks already available on Xbox One and the North American PlayStation Store to be released on the European PlayStation Store - three weeks after the game came out.

Harmonix admits to employees posting positive Rock Band 4 Amazon reviews

Harmonix admits to employees posting positive Rock Band 4 Amazon reviews

Developer asks staff to identify their affiliation or remove review.

A handful of Rock Band 4 user reviews on Amazon have been linked to staff at the game's developer Harmonix.

First spotted by astute Redditers before Destructoid noticed a few more, these reviewers unanimously rated the game five stars. One of whom even claimed to be a "new fan" of the series.

Harmonix has since admitted that these reviews were indeed posted by members of its staff, who acted of their own accord.

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Rock Band 4 release date revealed

Rock Band 4 release date revealed

$250 for an instrument bundle, $130 with guitar.

Harmonix and Mad Catz have announced a 6th October release date for music game Rock Band 4.

If you pre-order you get 30 bonus songs, which seems like quite a lot. Instrument bundles (on Amazon and GameStop) are $250. The game plus new guitar is $130. Bet you'd forgotten how much these games can be, although of course Rock Band 4 allows use of old peripherals too.

With all your old songs imported from previous Rock Band games there's a potential 1500 songs to thrash through, including new ones of course.

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Rock Band 4 announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Rock Band 4 announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Harmonix's long-awaited reunion show.

Rock Band 4 has been officially announced by series developer Harmonix. It's coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later in 2015.

It will support old peripherals, though Mad Catz is creating new ones as well.

Better yet, it will allow players to import all their content from previous games on PS3 and Xbox 360 into this long-awaited series resurgence. Harmonix said Rock Band 4 will support over 2000 tracks released since the 2007 launch of the original game. The previous Rock Band game, Rock Band 3, launched five years ago in 2010.

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