Ever found yourself playing Rock Band while thinking, “Man, this game would be perfect if ‘Song X’ by Band Y was on it?” Well, now you have a way to send that wishful thinking directly to Harmonix, as the developer is on the lookout for song recommendations for the upcoming Rock Band 4.
As you may have heard recently, peripheral-based rhythm games are looking to make a comeback in the next year, with both Rock Band and Guitar Hero tuning up for a reunion tour.
As for Rock Band 4, we can safely expect an extensive new track list, but that doesn’t mean that the team at Harmonix aren’t open to your suggestions. A request page has now been established on the official website, giving you the chance to submit the song title and artist of your dreams. You don’t have to plug in your email address or anything. Just head to the page, type in the title and artist, hit submit, and your voice will be heard.
Just to be on the safe side, a disclaimer makes it clear that offering a song request does not guarantee its inclusion in the game, but that Harmonix “will read every request to get a better understanding of what the community most wants to see in Rock Band.” And while you can only submit one request at a time, the team actually encourages you to make as many requests as you like. I’m assuming that requesting the same son 1,000 times won’t work, as there’s probably some way for them to see that they all came from the same IP address. But hey, maybe it’s worth trying if you really, really want to see a hard rock version of the Power Rangers theme make the cut.
In case this is somehow catching you off guard, yes, Rock Band 4 has been confirmed for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to Chief Eecutive Officer Steve Janiak, the game will boast everything you loved about last gen entries, as well as some new bells and whistles. (Note: Bells and whistles are not actually playable instruments in the game…Yet.) “With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends,” Janiak said. “Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”
As for those of you who spent a lot of time and money with DLC songs in the past, you can also rest assured that your collection will be returning, as it looks like previous purchases will carry over into the new game. For those of you that have never played a Rock Band game before, that means you’ll likely have an enormous selection of songs to add to your personal roster from day one.
Just don’t forget to request your top picks ASAP, assuming they aren’t already in the game.