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    Rock Band 4

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released Oct 06, 2015

    An installment of the band-focused rhythm game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Focusing on the core vocals, drums, guitar, and bass instruments, Rock Band 4 offers a new set of on-disc songs while supporting players' existing DLC libraries.

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    Promotional art for Rock Band 4.
    Promotional art for Rock Band 4.

    Five years after Rock Band 3, and three years since the release of Rock Band Blitz, Rock Band 4 brings the Rock Band franchise back to consoles. This is the first entry to appear on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Rock Band 4 removes the pro guitar and keyboard features introduced in Rock Band 3, with Harmonix stating that they want to focus on the core vocal, guitar, bass, and drum features. However, pro drums and vocal harmonies are supported.

    The game makes changes to the previous Rock Band formula by allowing for "freestyle" vocals, which give players score for skilful improvisation on vocals. Songs can be strung together into "shows," where crowds may ask for encores and between-song banter lets vocalists earn some extra points for working the audience. Drum fills have a new dynamic option that feeds drummers new drum fills to activate overdrive. This can be toggled to "static," which feeds drummers the existing drum fills.

    Mad Catz have produced a new set of instruments that come bundled with the game, promising better build quality for more precise control. Mad Catz have also released a "band in a box" bundle that includes the game, a microphone, a wireless drum kit, and a guitar. They have also released a guitar bundle that includes the Stratocaster controller and a copy of the game. Those who attended PAX East 2015 were able to pre-order a special Penny Arcade-branded guitar. Some legacy instruments are also supported, although a special adapter was produced to allow wireless Xbox 360 instruments to connect to the Xbox One.

    On the 1st of March, 2016 Harmonix announced a crowd funding campaign on Fig to raise $1.5M in order to port Rock Band 4 to PC. However the campaign failed to reach its funding goal, ending up with a total of $792,817 from some 1,674 backers.

    On the 7th of March, 2016 Harmonix announced a new co-publishing deal with Performance Designed Products (PDP) after ending the previous co-publishing deal with Mad Catz following financial difficulties. PDP will take over manufacturing the instruments and original Mad Catz instruments will remain compatible.


    Previously purchased downloadable content for Rock Band games (which includes songs exported from other Rock Band games) is supported at no additional cost as these songs become available on the new platforms. However, this only applies to versions of the game in the same console family, i.e. songs purchased on Xbox 360 are be playable on Xbox One and songs purchased on Playstation 3 are only playable on Playstation 4. Rock Band 4 also features a new set of 60 on-disc songs.

    ArtistSong Title
    .38 SpecialCaught Up in You
    4 Non BlondesWhat's Up
    AerosmithToys in the Attic
    Arctic MonkeysArabella
    Avenged SevenfoldHail to the King
    Benjamin BookerViolent Shiver
    The Black KeysFever
    The BothMilwaukee
    Brad Paisley feat. Keith UrbanStart a Band
    Brandi CarlileMainstream Kid
    CakeShort Skirt/Long Jacket
    The CureFriday I'm in Love
    Dark WheelsV-Bomb
    Dream TheaterMetropolis - Part I "The Miracle and the Sleeper"
    Duck & CoverKnock 'Em Down
    Eddie JapanAlbert
    Elvis PresleySuspicious Minds
    Fall Out BoyCenturies
    Fleetwood MacYou Make Loving Fun
    Foo FightersThe Feast and the Famine
    Gary Clark Jr.Ain't Messin 'Round
    Gin BlossomsFollow You Down
    GrouploveTongue Tied
    HalestormI Miss the Misery
    HeartKick It Out
    Heaven's BasementI Am Misery
    Imagine DragonsI Bet My Life
    Jack WhiteLazaretto
    Jeff AllenRecession
    Johnny Blazes and the Pretty BoysCold Clear Light
    Judas PriestHall of Valhalla
    The KillersSomebody Told Me
    Lightning BoltDream Genie
    Little Big TownLittle White Church
    LiveAll Over You
    LuciusTurn It Around
    Lynyrd SkynyrdThat Smell
    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk
    The Mighty Mighty BosstonesImpression That I Get
    Mumford & SonsThe Wolf
    The OutfieldYour Love
    Ozzy OsbourneMiracle Man
    ParamoreI'm Into You
    The ProtomenLight Up the Night
    Queens of the Stone AgeMy God Is The Sun
    R.E.M.The One I Love
    Rick DerringerRock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
    RushA Passage To Bangkok
    ScandalThe Warrior
    ScorpionsNo One Like You
    SlydigsLight The Fuse
    Soul RemnantsDead Black (Heart of Ice)
    Spin DoctorsLittle Miss Can't Be Wrong
    St. VincentBirth in Reverse
    System of a DownSpiders
    Tijuana SweetheartPistol Whipped
    U2Cedarwood Road
    U2I Will Follow
    Van HalenPanama
    Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl
    The WarningFree Falling
    White DenimAt Night in Dreams
    The WhoThe Seeker

    Pre-Order Bonuses

    A Pre-Order of Rock Band 4 comes with a 30 DLC song-pack featuring selection of songs by Harmonix bands. Most of the songs have appeared previously in Rock Band.

    ArtistSong Title
    The Acro-BratsDay Late Dollar Short
    Anarchy ClubBlood Doll
    Anarchy ClubGet Clean
    Bang CamaroPleasure (Pleasure)
    Bang CamaroPush Push (Lady Lightning)
    Bang Camaro IINight Lies
    Breaking WheelShoulder to the Plow
    Count ZeroShake
    Death of the CoolCan't Let Go
    DnA's EvolutionThe Heist
    Father OctopusBlink
    FreezepopGet Ready 2 Rokk
    FreezepopLess Talk More Rokk
    Giant TargetSigns
    Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer IncentivesEntangled
    Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer IncentivesI Get By
    The Main DragA Jagged Gorgeous Winter
    The Main DragDon't Let Me Down (Slowly)
    The Main DragWhat's Your Favorite Dinosaur?
    SpeckConventional Lover
    Symbion ProjectSythesized (Inside Your Mind Mix)
    That Handsome DevilRob the Prez-O-Dent
    Tijuana SweetheartNo Mercy
    Tijuana SweetheartSeven
    Tijuana SweetheartTrash Candy

    A pre-order from comes with 4 additional songs:

    ArtistSong Title
    Alabama ShakesDon't Wanna Fight
    Breaking BenjaminFailure
    Death from Above 1979Trainwreck 1979
    The Pretty RecklessFollow Me Down

    Playstation Plus members who pre-order the digital version on Playstation 4 will receive 10 different songs:

    ArtistSong Title
    All That RemainsDivide
    Blitz KidsRun For Cover
    Bring Me The HorizonThrone
    Dead SaraMona Lisa
    Duran DuranThe Reflex
    Janis JoplinMove Over
    Of Mice & MenWould You Still Be There
    Oh HoneySugar You
    PanteraCowboys From Hell (Live from Monsters in Moscow Festival)
    Seastick SteveSummertime Boy

    Xbox Live members who pre-order the digital version on Xbox One with receive 12 different songs:

    ArtistSong Title
    All That RemainsWhat If I Was Nothing
    BABYMETALGimme Chocolate!!
    Earth, Wind & FireSeptember
    InterpolAll the Rage Back Home
    Jefferson StarshipJane
    Linkin Park ft. Daron MalakianRebellion
    Marilyn MansonThe Mephistopheles of Los Angeles
    MastodonHigh Road
    My Morning JacketOne Big Holiday
    Pierce the Veil ft. Kellin QuinnKing for a Day
    "Weird Al" YankovicMy Own Eyes
    The Wild FeathersBackwoods Company

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