New songs have been revealed as part of the core Rock Band VR soundtrack, consisting of 60 songs! On March 23rd, be prepared to step on stage and bring the house down with these tunes:
Keep an eye out, some of these songs will be hitting Rock Band 4 in the future as DLC
- Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
- Against The Current – “Running With The Wild Things”
- Alice In Chains – “Man in the Box”
- Arctic Horror – “Black Seas”
- AudioDamn! - “Lights Out”
- Avenged Sevenfold – “Beast and the Harlot”
- Basement – “Promise Everything”
- The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling”
- Bon Jovi – “Livin' On A Prayer”
- DragonForce – “Through The Fire And Flames”
- Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
- Ghost – “Cirice”
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Bad Reputation”
- The Killers – “When You Were Young”
- Megadeth - “Hangar 18”
- Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”
- OneRepublic – “Counting Stars”
- Paramore – “Ain't It Fun”
- The Shelters – “Rebel Heart”
- Spirit Kid – “To My Romeo”
- Van Halen – “Panama”
That’s not all, folks! These tracks are not the only ones coming in the core soundtrack of Rock Band VR. There are 39 remaining songs that have yet to be announced, and we know you’re craving for more. Want to be the first to feast your eyes on the new tunes? Follow @RockBand on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook for the latest in Rock Band and Rock Band VR announcements!
Want to learn the ins and outs of how scoring works in Rock Band VR? Then we’ve got a blog post for YOU. Resident designer Greg LoPiccolo is here to break it down.
As Creative Lead of Rock Band VR, I am excited to finally get an opportunity to talk about what we’ve spent the last two years building. We have shown versions of RBVR to the press and public since about last March, and while players have had a blast just being onstage, we have gotten consistent questions along the lines of “How do you score? Will there be leaderboards? How challenging is it?” It’s time to answer those questions! This is going to be a deep dive, so buckle up!
Early in development, we decided that the traditional Rock Band note highway was not an ideal experience in VR. It actually minimizes the best parts of VR by requiring that you spend all your time staring at one fixed point in space, the note chart, instead of being present onstage with your bandmates in front of a crowd. We knew we wanted to create an experience that feels more like an actual performance – and we’re really proud of what we developed. The key is this fundamental gameplay difference: instead of “unmuting” the original recording in response to correct play, like in traditional Rock Band, RBVR gives you the power to generate a new guitar part. The game takes care of keeping you in tune, so whatever you play sounds good, but you have a LOT of control over the sound of your part – so you don’t need to stare at one point in space.
Rock Band VR has three skill levels (i.e., difficulties) in: Rock Star, Virtuoso and Monster, but before we get into that, let’s start with the basics...