Rock Band VR, the virtual reality version of the popular music game, is a brand new take on the music game genre. Specifically designed from the ground up for VR and Oculus Touch, it offers unprecedented stage presence and uniquely deep, rich and full-featured game play.
In the new Performance Mode, you’re taken directly into the action of an up and coming band full of personable and wacky musicians, setting off together to play their first gig.
Rockband VR, unlike the traditional Rockband game, is more about playing chords an gives freedom to the player experimenting with the chords.The idea is to illustrate the nature of a live performance.
Basic points are earned by strumming in time to the music, but you can also increase your score by choosing among different chords and stringing them together to form combos. Plus, by incorporating rock performance elements like playing behind your back or head banging, your score (and audience interaction) will soar!
You will see some icons on the virtual guitar’s neck which indicates the combinations of buttons to press to play a chord. There is no wrong chord, the game awards points if you chain together different chords & notes.
It will sound different when you change chords on your virtual guitar, but it will never sound bad. It feels more like you are actually playing music.
And you won’t have to wait much longer to play Rock Band VR. Developer Harmonix has announced that its virtual reality title is launching for Oculus Rift on March 23rd.
Required Controllers: Oculus Touch, Rock Band 4 Guitar Controller
Recommended Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Recommended Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
Recommended Memory: 8 GB
Compatible Guitar Controllers:
PlayStation®4 guitar controller: Bluetooth
Xbox One guitar controller: Windows 10, Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows
You can pre-order the Rock Band VR Game + Guitar Controller (Xbox One Version) Bundle for Oculus Rift on Amazon.