VR Support for Rock Band 4 Could Make It “Incredible and Immersive,” Says Harmonix CEO

April 11, 2015 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Virtual Reality in video games is a bit of a hot topic in the games industry. Some believe that it will enhance players’ gaming experiences, while others don’t think it’s a “now” thing. But Harmonix CEO and President Steve Janiak thinks VR is an “intriguing frontier” and he’s “excited about the possibilities” it brings. 

In an interview with Gaming Insiders, Janiak was asked if Harmonix would consider adding VR support to Rock Band 4. He responded by saying that VR support could make the experience “incredible and immersive.”

Harmonix prides itself on being at the forefront of new technologies. VR is an intriguing frontier, and a great opportunity to fundamentally reinvent how people connect to music.

For Rock Band, the feeling of playing live music, of really being on stage with the lights and the crowd and the sound enveloping you, that’s the experience we’re trying to deliver with Rock Band 4. It could be even more incredible and immersive in the context of VR, and we’re excited about the possibilities.

Janiak didn’t reveal any specific plans for VR, but he seems open to the idea. 

In the same interview, he said that players should expect continued support for Rock Band 4, and that Harmonix plans to release song DLCs regularly.

We’re not going to ask people to spend $60 every year on an incremental upgrade. We’ll continue to support, innovate and add value to Rock Band 4 for years. You’ll see frequent song DLC from us, as we’ve always done with the series.

We’ll also be adding substantial new functionality to the core game and releasing those new features on an ongoing basis, as part of a continuing conversation with our fans to see what resonates with them and what they want. We’re not asking you to re-buy content you accumulated last generation.

Harmonix previously said that it is seeking song requests from fans for Rock Band 4. A specific release date for the game has not been announced yet.

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[Source: Gaming Insiders]