Harmonix detail Rock Band 4’s future add-on features

rock band 4Rock Band 4 hits the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this October, and yesterday, Harmonix have outlined a list of features coming to the game this December as part of a free update. Rock Band 4 will be an expansive platform, adding new and exciting ways to play Rock Band, without having to consider a sequel a year or two down the line.

This first major feature update will be available to all players for free, and will focus on exciting new social and competitive features, along with some surprises for fans. Additionally, based on feedback from its community, Harmonix has confirmed it will be adding “Variable Breakneck Speed” to the game for the first time. “Variable Breakneck Speed” will let players control note scrolling speeds for each track independently, a feature long-requested by many in the Rock Band community.

rock band 4 gameplay“With the core game already shipping to retailers for an October 6 launch, we’re excited to start looking at the future of Rock Band for our fans,” said Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak. “We already have a team hard at work building new features for the platform, some based on player feedback, along with some surprises, including a new mode that changes gameplay in a really significant way that we think people are going to love.”

“We’ve said that we’re viewing Rock Band 4 as a platform that we will build on over time,” added Product Manager Daniel Sussman, “and this first feature update is just the beginning; we can’t wait to share more details after launch.”

If you missed out on what songs will be included in Rock Band 4, you can find the full list within a link here.

[Source: Press Release, Youtube]

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