Rock Band 4 Will Run at 1080p/60fps, Reportedly Releases in October 2015
While further information about Rock Band 4 wasn’t expected until May, Harmonix Product Manager Eric Pope was interviewed in the latest issue of MCV, where he revealed the game will run at 1080p/60fps on the new consoles. This is in addition to it including more realistic lighting, character models, and animation.
Pope knows “there’s a vocal group of players that want to hear” that Rock Band 4 is 1080p/60fps, but for him, what’s more exciting “is the online infrastructure of the consoles. It will open a lot [of] opportunities for us to support the game in more reactive, timely ways.”
On the main MCV site, Pope brought up the over saturation of the music genre in the previous generation, and the fact that they don’t want to repeat it this generation:
We have no intention in engaging in a retail arms race with anybody this time around. We want to deliver the best game the series has ever seen. The current state of consoles is really exciting for us, as it gives us an opportunity to really deliver on the ‘Rock Band Platform’ ambitions we’ve always had for the game. It’s much easier today to grow a single game, adding new features and content along the way, pivoting based on player feedback.
In a separate article about Rock Band 4, MCV reports it is scheduled for release in October 2015. Harmonix, meanwhile, has only said the game will be available in 2015 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.