Wow, Rock Band 4 was released five years ago. That’s half a decade! Rock Band 4 has grown a lot in those years. We’ve added features, introduced new character customization options and, of course, hundreds of songs. We’ve completed 17(!) seasons of Rivals, our competitive multiplayer feature, and counting. We’ve hosted parties, played at festivals, and enjoyed nights at home with family and friends and none of that would have been possible without the support of our amazing, passionate community. So thank you!
Not Much for Tradition
Wikipedia tells us to expect wooden gifts for our fifth anniversary but we’ve never been one for tradition so we got you all something – a free pack of DLC that features four local bands that we really love. Blame it on Whitman is from Boston, our hometown, and we really love the belted vocals and upbeat emo and punk-like rhythms in their song “Some1Else.” Radio Compass is from nearby Salem, Massachusetts. Home of the Salem Witch Trials and several non-witch (we’re pretty sure) Harmonix staffers. The female-fronted powerhouse band brings us “Run with You,” a song that’s sure to invade your brain for days to come. South of us, in Rhode Island, reside the good folks in Ravi Shavi. Their song, “Masquerader,” has a uniquely retro pop-meets-new wave sound that we can’t get enough of. Rounding out the pack is “Stevie Sees” from Rhode Island’s Toad and the Stooligans. Packed with a catchy flow, a funky horn section, and exciting riffs, “Stevie Sees” is sure to be one of your new favorites.
Can’t Stop Now
As for what’s next for Rock Band 4… there’s no end in sight. We’re gearing up for a few more anniversary surprises this week and a steady stream of new music, seasons, and more over the weeks and months ahead. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to rocking with you for a long time to come!
Rock Band™ 4 Rivals Bundle
The full Rock Band™ 4 experience; this bundle includes Rock Band 4 and the Rivals Expansion, giving you access to the full feature set of the best, most fully featured music game on the market today. The Rivals Bundle includes over 100 songs and a ton of features, including the following and more:
-Online play: move the party online with matchmaking, public or private sessions, tools to maximize your DLC overlap and more!
-Rivals mode: Band together with friends across the globe to compete in this online multiplayer stats battle. Join Crews to prove your skill and crush your rivals.
-Rockudrama: An all new campaign mode telling the story of YOUR band’s triumph over adversity in the world’s first playable music documentary.
-Character creator with hundreds of customization options to perfect your look
-Access to future updates and songs exclusive to the Rivals community
-Pick up and play with a wide variety of supported USB mics or use compatible guitar and drum controllers for the full Rock Band experience.
Note: If you have Xbox 360 wireless music gaming controllers then you MUST purchase the “Rock Band 4 – Legacy Game Controller Adapter for Xbox One” (sold separately, while supplies last). This offer does NOT include music gaming controllers or a USB microphone.