Report: Rock Band for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in development

A new Rock Band for a new generation of game consoles is reportedly in development.


Call up your plastic band mates as a report from Bloomberg Business is claiming a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of Rock Band is currently in development.

The report cites a source familiar with plans for the game, who says series creator Harmonix Music Systems will be developing the next Rock Band for a new generation of consoles.

Earlier this year, Harmonix released some new Rock Band DLC, which didn’t receive any additions since 2013. In fact, just this week the developer released new Tenacious D and Weezer tracks.

The last time we received any kind of Rock Band game was when Rock Band Blitz was released back in 2012, which focused more on using standard game console controllers to play music tracks rather than having to dig up your plastic instruments from their plastic graves in an attic, basement, or across various closets.

This news comes just a few months after rumors circulated Activision was working on a new Guitar Hero game for current-gen consoles. If that turns out to be true, then we could already be seeing an oversaturation of music games before it even makes a proper comeback.

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    February 20, 2015 7:42 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Report: Rock Band for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in development

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      February 20, 2015 8:07 AM

      If I can use my old plastic instruments from the Xbox 360 on the Xbox One, instant buy. Otherwise, I'll pass.

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        February 20, 2015 8:08 AM

        I also need to be able to transfer all my music over.

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          February 20, 2015 8:10 AM

          Both of these things seem pretty damn important, yeah. At the same time, they want to actually make money on this if it's happening.

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            February 20, 2015 8:17 AM

            Harmonix actually had this online survey recently asking both of these questions.
            I wonder what the results were like.

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            February 20, 2015 8:22 AM

            You know, Microsoft should subsidize them to make both of those things happen. They'd sell me on a One.

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        February 20, 2015 8:33 AM

        This is always the first comment, but I guarantee that if they put out new instruments, and the game is actually good, people will eat this up.

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          February 20, 2015 8:43 AM

          If I can't use my old DLC ($1000+) then it's a no deal, no matter how good the game is.

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            February 20, 2015 9:18 AM

            This and that and this uh huh!

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            February 20, 2015 9:58 AM

            Did you really spend that much? Holy shit...

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              February 20, 2015 10:03 AM

              Yeah ='(

              I have over 800 songs.

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            February 20, 2015 10:05 AM

            yeah - given how awesome they were about dlc between the games, breaking the chain now would probably be a deal-breaker to most of the people buying it in the past.

            i really, really, really hope their licensing partners let this happen :\ to block it would probably screw Harmonix pretty hard

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        February 20, 2015 9:21 AM

        I have no instruments and getting hold of non-broken ones isn't that easy - I would like a new version with shiny new instruments :P

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      February 20, 2015 8:19 AM

      party at Ozzies place!

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        February 20, 2015 8:41 AM

        You know, I attribute it to me not having my morning coffee when I wrote the story, but I can't believe I didn't notice that the last two DLC songs, "Rize of the Fenix" and "Back to the Shack," were both songs about...............returns.


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      February 20, 2015 8:40 AM

      Cool. I hope they do another 80s edition. I love that Guitar Hero 80s game on the PS2.

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      February 20, 2015 10:47 AM

      I thought Rock Band stopped being a thing a while ago. Very surprised. Lol

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        February 20, 2015 11:00 AM

        The last few parties I have been to, people have begged me to bring Rock Band.

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