Of all the birthdays, the 4th birthday may be the best. You’re old enough to know what you want but young enough to get away with being bratty. It’s awesome. When we reflect on Rock Band 4’s first four years, RB4 feels like a 4-year-old. Rock Band has grown a lot over the last 4 years – the game has gotten bigger: with added songs, features, and other content. We’ve also seen growth in the Rock Band audience – we’ve watched Rivals become the premier competitive mode of the game, with crews competing to get promoted each week.
Happy Birthday to You, from Us
To celebrate the occasion, we have put together an update to the game, with some bug fixes and new content available to all Rock Band 4 players. We are also releasing a free pack of DLC that features 4 Harmonix bands. These bands were chosen specifically to showcase the diverse talent of the Harmonix staff – we have a song from the band, “Shocked Laura,” an upbeat pop song that was composed for Dance Central. We have a song from “Orion” (proud member of the Rock Band DLC team) which features super smooth futuresque synthpop. We have a new song from Rock Band veterans “Newfane” (featuring Chris Rigopulos, our COO and arguably biggest RB fan in the office) and a song from “Duck & Cover” – my own bratty punk band. I love the eclectic-ness of the pack and hope you enjoy it (did I mention, it’s free?).
Join Us for Rivals Season 13
As turn our gaze towards the future of the Rock Band franchise, a clear path emerges – it is our great pleasure to delight the music community with DLC and Rivals challenges. It’s been nice to see the reception to the Season 13 rewards, after floaty heads and wings, a full set of instruments is a nice grounding reward. That said, we’ve got some exciting content in the hopper for 2020 — we can’t wait to share it with you. Also, in case you are just tuning in, we have our lucky 13th season of Rivals happening right now — this is an excellent time to jump in and join the fray.
I’m sure you are thinking, “Cool! What do you want for your birthday, Rock Band?” Well, nothing would make us happier than to have you fire up your Xbox One, strap on your guitar, pick up your drum sticks, grab the mic and join us for a song or two. We’re proud to have made it this far and are looking forward to rocking with you through the holiday and into next year (and beyond!!).
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Rock Band 4 is available now for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.