One of the features many hoped would launch with Harmonix’s Rock Band 4 would be online multiplayer support. Sadly the game didn’t, but the company has released a short teaser and a blog post via the PlayStation Blog stating that synchronous online multiplayer would be coming to the game later this year. By the sounds of it, it’s been in the works for quite some time.
Harmonix has been talking about bringing online multiplayer to Rock Band 4 well before the game shipped. […] We’ve heard our community loud and clear — as one of our most commonly requested features, it’s time to bring online multiplayer to Rock Band 4.
The synchronous — stressed a few times in the post — online multiplayer mode would be similar to the current Quick Play mode, only modified for online play to provide a fair and streamlined experience.
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Harmonix is set to unveil more details about the synchronous online multiplayer mode at E3, and even hinted that this isn’t the only major feature they have in store for the game.
Speaking at Pax East, Harmonix did unveil some more tidbits including a Battleborn DLC for Rock Band 4 coming in May and practice mode coming in June, with a paid expansion pack due out this fall. PDP, who took over from Mad Catz in manufacturing Rock Band 4 instruments are also currently working on an adapter for the Ion drum set for the Xbox One, which will be released this fall at the same time as the expansion. No pricing was given for the expansion or adapter at this time.
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