Why Rock Band 4 will be more expensive on Xbox One

Damn those legacy instruments.

 

Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published Aug 26, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:28 am CDT

Rock Band 4 will be making its triumphant return later this year, but Xbox One owners will have to shell out a bit more cash to get in on the fake rockstar lifestyle.

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According to Gamespot, the retail version of Rock Band 4 for PlayStation 4 will run gamers $60 while the Xbox One version will cost more at $80. The reason for the price hike is a peripheral needed for the Xbox One to run legacy instruments.

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Harmonix also made a chart detailing which instruments will work with Rock Band 4.

Granted the full Rock Band sets that include a slightly updated guitar, drums, and mic will be equally priced for both systems.

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At least you have the option to use those dusty old controllers taking up space in your back closet. For fans that want to get in on the guitar-only Guitar Hero Live, new instruments will be necessary. This is because the controller has been redesigned, and in many ways, is a different game entirely.

Rock Band 4 is set to release on Oct. 6.

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H/T Gamespot | Photo via Owlpacino/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 26, 2015, 12:12 am CDT