Harmonix and Mad Catz have finally announced the pricing and availability of a standalone version of the upcoming Rock Band 4 after announcing the game and instrument bundles back in March. The standalone version comes with the game and more than 60 tracks and will cost $59.99/£49.99/69.99€ on the PlayStation 4 and $79.99/£69.99/89.99€ on the Xbox One.
“By offering game-only options and supporting seamless compatibility with previous-generation music game controllers, we’re thrilled to be offering the best value for longtime music gaming fans this holiday,” said Harmonix CEO, Steve Janiak.
Why $20/£20/20€ more on the Xbox One? That version also comes with the Legacy Game Controller Adapter that enables gamers to use most previous-generation Xbox 360 Rock Band wireless guitars and drums. Take note, this supports wireless instruments from past version only so if you have a stash of wired peripherals you’ll be out of luck. The adapter supports up to four wireless Rock Band or third party controllers simultaneously. Rock Band 4 for the PlayStation 4 on the other hand supports most legacy Rock Band and third party wireless guitars and drums with no additional hardware.
Some additional tracks for the game were also announced including:
- 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”
These tracks join the list of previously announced tracks and are part of over 1500 songs that will be available through the in-game Music Store or imported from previously purchased Rock Band songs.
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