BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On March 23rd, Harmonix brings the popular Rock Band VR on Oculus Rift. Owners of Oculus Rift will be able to purchase a bundle of some songs together with the game exclusively on Amazon.
Harmonix announced that they will make Rock Band, the running rhythm game, available in virtual reality, to be played on Oculus Rift. Those who are interested can buy the new version of the game from Amazon. They can also get a few songs that are popular in the game, such as Walk This Way from Aerosmith, Ain’t It Fun from Paramore, or When You Were Young from The Killers.
For only $69.99, players purchase not only the digital copy of the game, but also a guitar controller which is compatible with Xbox One and PlayStation consoles. The guitar controller is also compatible with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and can be connected to the PC via Bluetooth.
An Oculus Rift controller is mandatory to play the game. If you don’t have one, make sure you purchase one before playing the game, and then you can easily connect it to the guitar controller.
Rock Band VR offers several play modes. You can either opt for the classic mode, where you have to play the studio recording of the songs note by note. If you feel more creative, you can choose the performance mode, where you have the freedom to experiment and be adventurous. Harmonix revealed that no performance sounds exactly the same in Rock Band VR.
The developers added that, in the performance mode, players can experiment with notes and chords, change the speed, and are free to put their own signature on the songs. Thus, they can develop their playing skills and enhance their creative side.
Rock Band VR is a “virtually real” version of the popular rhythm game. This version will be available with a selection of 60 tracks. Harmonix will release it exclusively for Oculus Rift and, even though the official launch is in March, you can already preorder the game. The bundles that are available for preorders are compatible with Xbox One and PlayStation 4. PC owners will have to wait a little more until they can order a Windows-compatible version of the game.
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