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Rock Band 4

Harmonix Details Rock Band 4 Instrument Compatibility
by Mike Futter on Aug 24, 2015 at 07:27 AM
Publisher: Mad Catz
Developer: Harmonix
Release:
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

If you’ve been dutifully holding onto your Rock Band instruments from last generation, you’re in luck. We’ve known that many of the older peripherals are compatible, but now we know exactly which will work with the new versions (and how).

Those of you with older PlayStation 3 instruments can use them with no additional hardware on PlayStation 4. By itself, Rock Band 4 will cost you $59.99. Those hoping to play on Xbox One with legacy gear will need to purchase a bundle including an adapter for $79.99.

Whether you are purchasing the game with new gear or will be using the older peripherals, you can start playing on October 6. Additionally, a new batch of songs were announced today. Here are the newly announced tunes:

  • .38 Special – “Caught Up In You”
  • Arctic Monkeys – “Arabella”
  • The Both – “Milwaukee”
  • Cake – “Short Skirt/Long Jacket”
  • Little Big Town – “Little White Church”
  • Lucius – “Turn It Around”
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression That I Get”
  • The Protomen – “Light Up The Night”
  • Soundgarden – “Superunknown”
  • Tijuana Sweetheart – “Pistol Whipped”

And here's the compatibility list:

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For more on Rock Band 4, check out our preview from E3.