The future of Rock Band 4 is coming into focus. Speaking today during a PAX East panel, developer Harmonix revealed new features coming to the music game via future updates. Additionally, Rock Band 4's first expansion was announced today as part of the event. Scroll down to get all the details.
One of the new features is synchronous online multiplayer, which fans have been calling for since launch last year. At the time, project manager Daniel Sussman said there were numerous technical hurdles to overcome before the feature could be delivered. This feature will be delivered this holiday season.
The other big piece of news today is that Rock Band 4 is getting its first paid expansion pack this fall. It comes with music library improvements including the ability to filter by genre and rate songs, as well as many more features that Harmonix will talk about more during E3. They sound like major, game-changing features.
"Actually huge stuff in store here," community lead Josh Harrison said, adding that the expansion is inspired by expansion packs for Destiny and World of Warcraft. He went on to describe the features as "really huge and brand new."During a Q&A following the panel, a fan asked about pricing, but Harmonix said it's not making any announcements about this today. Additionally, Haromonix announced that PDP is releasing an adapter for the Xbox One version of Rock Band 4 that will allow the Ion drums to work. Ion drums are already supported on for the PlayStation 4 edition. The adapter will come out this fall alongside Rock Band 4's first expansion pack.