Harmonix have confirmed that Rock Band 4 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
In a post on their site, the studio announced that they are teaming with a new installment of the music gaming series will be released later this year. Additionally, all previously-purchased music will be supported.
Inevitably, with a new game will come new hardware; Harmonix have revealed that Mad Catz will be developing new instruments for the game, which have been shown off via Mad Catz’s site;
In a press release, Harmonix Chief Executive Officer Steve Janiak said;
“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends. Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz added;
“We couldn’t be happier to be working with Harmonix and help bring the band back together for the launch of Rock Band 4. Harmonix possesses unrivalled passion and vision for music gaming and we can’t wait to introduce the next generation music platform to passionate gamers.”
Talking about the ability to play tracks purchased previously, Rock Band 4 Product Manager Daniel Sussman said;
“Since the beginning, we’ve called Rock Band a music platform. Players responded by downloading hundreds of their favorite tracks, and building a massive library of playable music. It’s important for us to respect those purchases and enable our fans to bring that content over to the Rock Band platform on new generation consoles.”
Harmonix also posted a video of the team behind the game;