Newswire: Harmonix announces Rock Band 4, aims for 2015 release

From new downloadable songs themed around resurrection and nostalgia to a customer survey that flat-out asked people what they want from a modern sequel, the announcement of a new Rock Band has been looming for months. Today, Harmonix finally let the cat out of the bag: Rock Band 4 is coming, and the developer aims to release it this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The dozens (hundreds?) of extra songs you may or may not have purchased for your Rock Band library on an old console will make the transition and be playable in Rock Band 4 at no extra charge—with a few caveats. Harmonix is working with Sony and Microsoft to make sure any previous purchases are redeemable on the new consoles, but as of now, it’ll only work if you’ve stuck with the same brand (PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 or Xbox 360 …

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