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Rock Band VR Now Available

$70 Rock Band VR Guitar Controller Bundle Available
While Supplies Last

If Rock Band VR’s classic mode is about the pursuit of a note-perfect studio recording, Rock Band VR’s performance mode, illustrated in the above gameplay video, represents the creative freedom of a live concert where no two performances sound exactly the same. In this mode, players experiment with different chords, notes and strum speeds to develop their signature sound and make each performance their own. It’s a completely new kind of music gameplay, it’s perfectly suited to VR, and it’s unlike anything else Harmonix has ever created.

Underpinning the gameplay is an amazing sense of presence you can only get in VR. From the moment the player takes the stage, they’ll experience what it’s like to perform in front of sold out crowds – sweaty palms and all. To deliver this fantasy, Rock Band VR focused on the details – from working effects pedals to interacting with your bandmates to the ability to use your guitar to bang on the drummer’s hi-hat cymbal. It’s an incredibly immersive experience.

While the gameplay may have changed, scoring and leaderboards remain as central to the Rock Band experience as ever. Players will need to develop a mastery of Rock Band VR’s new gameplay mechanics if they want to claim a top spot. Chaining together chords and notes into musical phrases and combos will earn players points, while timely deployment of overdrive and signature rock moves, like head banging in time to the music, will trigger multipliers to boost scores even further, earning more stars. It’s a deep, complex system that rewards both technical proficiency and creativity.

Traditional Rock Band gameplay will have its own dedicated leaderboard at launch in Classic Mode.

A more detailed look at scoring was posted on our blog here: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rock-band-vrs-first-setlist-reveal-scoring-details-announced/

Campaign
Rock Band VR features the first scripted narrative campaign to appear in a Rock Band game. As the new guitarist for the band Autoblaster, you’ll be right in the middle of your band’s journey from playing dirty local bars to decadent theaters.

As you progress through the Rock Band VR campaign you’ll experience rock and roll moments you never thought you’d be able to experience firsthand, all while surrounded by unique and memorable characters.

A more detailed look at the campaign was posted on our blog here: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rock-band-vrs-second-setlist-reveal-campaign-details/

Soundtrack
Rock Band has a history of amazing soundtracks and Rock Band VR is no exception, the following 60 songs make up Rock Band VR’s core soundtrack:

  • Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
  • Against The Current – “Running With The Wild Things”
  • Alice In Chains – “Man in the Box”
  • Arctic Horror – “Black Seas”
  • AudioDamn! – “Lights Out”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Beast and the Harlot”
  • Band of Horses – “Casual Party”
  • Basement – “Promise Everything”
  • The Black Cheers – “(You’re) Breakin’ Up”
  • The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling”
  • blink-182 – “Bored To Death”
  • Blondfire – “True Confessions”
  • Blondie – “One Way Or Another”
  • Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Church Bells”
  • Catfish And The Bottlemen – “Postpone”
  • Coldplay – “Birds”
  • David Bowie – “Suffragette City”
  • Disturbed – “Down With The Sickness”
  • DragonForce – “Through The Fire And Flames”
  • Dream Theater – “Pull Me Under”
  • Europe – “The Final Countdown”
  • Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way”
  • Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
  • Ghost – “Cirice”
  • The Go-Go’s – “We Got The Beat”
  • Green Day – “Holiday”
  • The Hunna – “You & Me”
  • Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Bad Reputation”
  • Kaleo – “Glass House”
  • The Killers – “When You Were Young”
  • Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”
  • Maroon 5 – “Maps”
  • Megadeth – “Hangar 18”
  • Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
  • Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  • Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”
  • OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
  • Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
  • Parks – “Sweater Weather”
  • Pearl Jam – “Alive”
  • Pierce The Veil – “Circles”
  • The Pretty Reckless – “Heaven Knows”
  • Rage Against The Machine – “Testify”
  • Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated”
  • Rush – “Freewill (Vault Edition)”
  • The Shelters – “Rebel Heart”
  • Spirit Kid – “To My Romeo”
  • The Starting Line – “Quitter”
  • Stone Temple Pilots – “Plush”
  • Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
  • Switchfoot – “Float”
  • The Temper Trap – “Alive”
  • Tracy Bonham – “Mother Mother”
  • Twin Atlantic – “I Am Alive”
  • Van Halen – “Panama”
  • Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So”
  • The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
  • The Wind And The Wave – “Grand Canyon”
And that’s just the beginning. Rock Band VR will release additional tracks as DLC starting next month with six songs from Aerosmith. The new songs will be available in the Oculus Store for $2.99 per track:
  • Aerosmith – “Angel”
  • Aerosmith – “Crazy”
  • Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
  • Aerosmith – “Janie’s Got A Gun”
  • Aerosmith – “Livin’ On The Edge”
  • Aerosmith – “Rag Doll”

Additional Rock Band VR DLC will be announced via Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages as well as the Rock Band blog.

Hardware requirements and compatibility
Required Controllers: Oculus Touch, compatible Rock Band Guitar Controller
Recommended Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Recommended Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
Recommended Memory: 8 GB
Comfort: Comfortable
Compatible Guitar Controllers:
PlayStation®4 guitar controller: Bluetooth
Xbox One guitar controller: Windows 10, Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows
Supported guitar controllers:

  • PlayStation®3 Wireless Fender Stratocaster
  • PlayStation®4 Fender Stratocaster
  • PlayStation®4 Fender Jaguar®
  • Xbox One Fender Stratocaster
  • Xbox One Fender Jaguar
About Rock Band VR
The first VR entry into one of the best-selling and most beloved game franchises of all time, Rock Band VR will pioneer an entirely new type of musical gameplay on the Oculus Rift. Rock Band VR encourages players to experiment and develop a signature sound, delivering unique renditions of their favorite songs. Complete with leaderboards, a narrative campaign and classic mode, Rock Band VR has something for everyone.For more information on Rock Band and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to the Rock Band blog or follow @RockBand on Twitter for updates.