Harmonix Wants to Bring Rock Band 4 to PC with Help From FIG Campaign

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Targeting a release on Steam in Fall 2016, the PC version will truly democratize video game revenue in two ways.  First, supporters are given the option of backing the game for traditional rewards or becoming an investor in the project through Fig to receive a percentage of game revenues.  Secondly, Rock Band 4 for PC will provide players with the tools to author their own songs, bringing user-generated content back to Rock Band!  Players can submit their own songs to the Rock Band Network via Steam Workshop, making them playable by everyone in the Rock Band 4 community on Steam. FIG link located here: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/rock-band-4-pc

Rock Band 4 on consoles is an expanding platform receiving new updates every month, and the PC version will launch with the same features and content updates from the console game. After release, it will continue to be updated alongside the console versions. Highlighted features include:

  • World Tour Campaign Mode
  • Freestyle Guitar Solos
  • 65 songs included “out of the box”, plus up to 33 additional songs for backers on Fig
  • 1,700+ additional playable songs available as downloadable content
  • Wireless guitar, drum kit and next-generation microphone support.

The campaign is set at a $1,500,000 goal with 35 days left


 

We reached out to Harmonix and we got a response about compatible instruments and online/cross-play functionality!

Many controllers will be compatible with the PC version! While Harmonix haven’t specifically tested all of these, they plan on supporting Bluetooth controllers from Rock Band 1, 2, and 3 (PS2, PS3, or Wii) with the Rock Band Bluetooth-to-USB adapter. Rock Band 4 Bluetooth controllers (from PS4) will require your PC to have Bluetooth, either built-in or with a generic adapter. Wired USB instruments should be straightforward, but still some testing will need to be done. Harmonix is also working with Microsoft to add support for Xbox One instruments.

As far as online play and cross-platform multiplayer goes, Harmonix says that if they add online multiplayer to the console version of the game, it will come to the PC version at the same time. That said, they cannot support cross-platform multiplayer, so PC players would be able to play with other PC players and that’s that.

With options to become a backer or investor, Harmonix and Fig are delighted to offer the opportunity to participate in the creation and potential success of Rock Band 4 on PC. Will you be helping to fund a PC version? Let us know in the comments!