Rock Band’s 10th Anniversary Brings Classics, VR Version Also On The Way

Harmonix’s, Rock Band game came out 10 years ago, and as a celebration, they are bringing some classics to the track listing.

I didn’t even know Rock Band was still going, although I remember purchasing the whole kit from Gamestation years ago. What a time it was to be alive.

Harmonix’s rhythm game that gets players literally acting out musician roles with physical just-a-tad-shorter-than-usual musical instruments has hit its 10th birthday. To celebrate this, they are re-releasing several songs as a DLC and bringing them to Rock Band 4/Rivals. The full track listing is,

  • The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
  • Fun. – “Some Nights”
  • Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son”
  • Lady Gaga – “Applause”
  • Lady Gaga – “A-YO”
  • Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory”
  • Megadeth – “Trust”
  • OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
  • Slipknot – “Dead Memories”
  • Toto – “Hold the Line”

There is also a VR version of Rock Band coming to the Oculus Store in early 2017, they released a video showing a bloke trying it out in a 3D environment. There’s no in-game footage, but one would assume you’ll be placed on the stage with your fellow bandmates. The Performance mode is an all new experience for players, allowing them to start as an up and coming band on their way to their first gig and developing from their. It’s said that it’s meant to immerse you into a live performance with a whole new way of playing.

How the game is played differs from the Rock Band that you’re used to. Basic points are earned by strumming in time to the music, but you can also increase your score by choosing among different chords and stringing them together to form combos. Plus, by incorporating rock performance elements like playing behind your back or head banging, your score (and audience interaction) will soar!

I’m not really sure playing a guitar behind your back and headbanging while wearing a VR headset is a great idea, but it certainly sounds good!

Source: Harmonix’s Blog

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  1. Dann Sullivan says

    I vastly preferred Rock Band to Guitar Hero (in the end); although all of the peripheral mess with Mad Catz and PDP has put the whole thing in an odd light for me – especially as I’ve not seen one of the game’s instruments in a store for years.

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