At this time, Harmonix is asserting the official launch date for the newest entry in its standard Rock Band sequence of video games. Rock Band VR, the primary immersive entry for the long-running sequence, will launch for the Oculus Rift on March 23, 2017.
Along with the complete launch date, Harmonix can also be asserting that pre-orders for Rock Band VR will probably be open as of in the present day. Clients that order early can benefit from a $69.99 bundle that may web them “a digital code for Rock Band VR and a wireless Rock Band Fender® Stratocaster® guitar controller.”
Rock Band VR may also work with any Rock Band four guitar controller or PlayStation four bluetooth guitar controller you occur to have mendacity round.
Even this near launch day Harmonix remains to be being very tight lipped concerning the track catalogue for its latest recreation. In an e-mail to UploadVR asserting in the present day’s launch date, the studio remains to be primarily specializing in three songs: Aerosmith’s Stroll This Approach, Paramore’s Aint it Enjoyable, and The Killers When You Have been Younger. The e-mail explains that there will probably be “60 songs from legendary artists and upcoming acts on the verge of breaking out” and that followers ought to tune in to the corporate’s varied social media channels for “additional Rock Band VR news, gameplay and soundtrack reveals throughout the month.”
Rock Band VR is a truly enjoyable mixture of Harmonix’s tried and true gameplay loop and the Rift’s immersive capabilities. The primary focus for this specific iteration of the sequence is the brand new “Performance Mode.”
This new mode focuses extra on real-time creativity and constructing an actual sense of stage presence for gamers relatively than the multiplayer arcade madness of a typical Rock Band title.
In response to Harmonix:
If Rock Band VR’s basic mode is concerning the pursuit of a note-perfect studio recording, Rock Band VR’s efficiency mode, illustrated within the above gameplay video, represents the inventive freedom of a dwell live performance the place no two performances sound precisely the identical. On this mode, gamers experiment with totally different chords, notes and strum speeds to develop their signature sound and make every efficiency their very own. It’s a very new form of music gameplay, it’s completely suited to VR, and it’s in contrast to the rest Harmonix has ever created.
The basic, finger bending gameplay may also be available in Rock Band VR with Harmonix making it clear that, “Traditional Rock Band gameplay will have its own dedicated leaderboard at launch in Classic Mode.”
Oculus Contact will probably be required for Rock Band VR together with the particular clip accent that ships within the field with the controllers.