Game developer Harmonix announced today, along with an additional 10 songs that will be added to the playlist, the pricing and logistics for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One release of Rock Band 4. The standalone disc will cost $60 for the Playstation 4, however, fans of Rock Band who own an Xbox One will have to pay $20 more for the disc landing on a price of $80; expensive for a standalone game. These prices apply only to those who already own the instrument controllers from previous Rock Band games. A package for the entire Rock Band 4 setup will cost you $250, whereas the game and guitar alone would only cost $130 (applies to both the PS4 and Xbox One).
The reason that there is a difference in price between the release for the two consoles is because the Xbox One will require a “Legacy game controller adapter,” which allows for players to use their Xbox 360 legacy controllers such as guitars, drum sets, and a variety of third party equipment. In comparison, the legacy controllers for the PS3 will work perfectly well with the PS4, which will probably lend a hand to their sales as opposed to the unnecessary price inflation that Microsoft applied to Rock Band 4 that will ultimately be detrimental to them.
Pre-orders of Rock Band 4 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 can be placed at Gamestop, Best Buy, and on Amazon starting today. In other news, Activision’s Guitar Hero Live will not include a standalone disc, but the disc and guitar will cost $100 and an extra guitar will rack up the price to $150.
Rock Band 4 is set to be released on October 6, 2015. Grab your axe and your mic and get rocking, people!