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Rock Band Rivals & PDP Hardware FAQ

What is Rock Band Rivals?

Rock Band Rivals is the newly named expansion pack coming to Rock Band 4 later this year. It’ll be bringing brand new features to the Rock Band franchise, and will provide exclusive access to future content updates, which will continue into 2017. One of these updates will add synchronous online multiplayer to the game, which will come around Holiday 2016.

Is the “major expansion” Rock Band VR?

Nope! They’re both awesome but they’re definitely different things. Rock Band VR is an experience built from the ground up for VR, and will be releasing on the Oculus Rift later this year.

I thought you were announcing details about the expansion at E3, what happened?

Rock Band Rivals is going to introduce unique, new features to Rock Band that have never been in previous Rock Band titles before. We would have liked to show everyone at E3, but ultimately felt it was worth taking a little extra time to get things just right. We’ll have some exciting news in the coming weeks.

Can I get updates to Rock Band 4 after Rock Band Rivals is out?

Everyone will receive stability enhancements, but only players who upgrade to Rock Band Rivals will receive future content and features, which will continue into 2017. All purchased DLC, legacy and new, will continue to be re-downloadable and playable in Rock Band 4, with or without the Rock Band Rivals expansion pack.

Do I have to pay for synchronous online multiplayer?

Synchronous online multiplayer is going to be provided to owners of Rock Band Rivals at no additional cost.

What are the prices for new hardware manufactured by PDP?

All prices are in USD. International pricing is coming later!

  • Rock Band Rivals Wireless Jaguar Bundle - $89.99
  • Rock Band Rivals Band Kit - $199.99
  • Rock Band Rivals Digital Expansion Pack - $29.99
  • Rock Band Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller - $69.99
  • Rock Band Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller Charger - $29.99
  • Rock Band 4 Wired Legacy Adapter for Xbox One - $29.99

Does the new Fender™ Jaguar™ controller have a headphone jack for online play?

No. We recommend you use your favorite wireless headset to avoid getting tangled when you’re rocking out.

How can the Jaguar fold? Does it lock in place?

The Jaguar guitar controller folds back using a hinge system. The neck of the controller will lock in place when it is unfolded for gameplay.
Check out this video to see the fold in action!

Is there a locking system when the guitar controller is folded?

There is no locking system when the Jaguar guitar controller is folded.

Will the new wired adapter for Xbox One host multiple peripherals? Will it have multiple USB slots?

PDP’s Wired Legacy Adapter will have one USB port. We’ll have more information on the wired adapter closer to launch.

1. What peripherals will be supported by the new wired adapter for Xbox One?

The Wired Legacy Adapter will be exclusively compatible with Rock Band 4 and these specific legacy controllers:

  • Rock Band 3 Midi PRO-Adapter for Xbox 360
  • ION Drum Rocker for Xbox 360

Will the new hardware and accessories be available worldwide?

We’re still working out the distribution specifics with our co-publisher PDP. If you are interested in bundles or accessories, feel free to ask your local retailer for more info.

When will the remainder of exports and entitlements be available?

Bringing a library of 2,000 songs across to a new console generation is something that neither we nor 1st party has ever done before, so we’re treading new ground here together. We currently support all game export entitlements on Sony America (PlayStation®4 in North America) and Microsoft (Xbox One) and are working closely with them to get the rest of the exports and entitlements up and running as soon as we can. We are also working with PlayStation® overseas at SCEE (Europe and Oceania) to bring expired content to users as soon as possible.