After months of fan requests, Harmonix is finally bringing online multiplayer to Rock Band 4.
Supposedly part of the fall expansion, the feature is promised to release before the end of the year. “Harmonix has been talking about bringing online multiplayer to Rock Band 4 well before the game shipped,” Associate Community Manager Criss Burki says on the PlayStation Blog. “We consider Rock Band 4 to be not just a game, but the iconic band platform for this generation of gaming consoles. We’re dedicated to bringing players only the best in music rhythm gaming, and having the ability to play with your friends anytime, anywhere is just another step in this process.”
Explaining further, “Synchronous online multiplayer will be like Quickplay, modified to provide a fair and streamlined experience for console friends looking to play Rock Band 4 together online.”
Beyond that, Harmonix has only said the feature is coming. In regards to the fall expansion however, the online multiplayer is reportedly not even the main focus, with other new features still unannounced. “We’ve got brand new features heading to Rock Band 4 that have never been in any previous Rock Band title, ever,” Harmonix teases. Look for more news on Rock Band 4 this summer at E3.
Earlier this month, Rack Band 4 PC unfortunately failed to meet its crowdfunding requirement. But for console players, what do you think of the game getting online multiplayer? Will it be enough to make you pick back up the guitar? Let us know in the comments.