As expected this year, the release date of “Rock Band 4” is set to come out with new songs and major improvements as it is expected to be played on the newest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In a report by Game Spot , the release date of the game, which is expected this holiday season, may feature a shortage on supply of the plastic instruments that is used for the game.
“Demand from both retailers and consumers for product has exceeded out expectations,” Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak said after pointing out the huge reception the game has received ever since their first announcement.
He further explained that they would encourage fans to pre-order the game to get a guarantee of having the plastic instruments on the release date.
“While we’ll do everything we can to meet demand, the realities of manufacturing and getting hardware on shelves means that we can’t guarantee hardware for everyone on day one without a pre-order,” he continued.
“For those looking for new instruments, pre-ordering ahead of launch will guarantee that you’ll be able to start a band and rock the world with your family and friends this holiday season.” They, however, pointed out that using the instruments in the previous generations could work on the new game and that they are trying to gain support for gamers to still use the old controllers from the PS3 and Xbox 360 to work on the current generation.
“We are actively engaged with Sony and Microsoft to support PS3 controllers on the PS4 and Xbox 360 controllers on the Xbox One,” it said.
“It’s tough because a lot of the implementation is out of our control.
You’re dealing with radio chips and technology that fundamentally changed between one console and the next.
There is some policy we need to work through as well as some nifty engineering we have to work through, which we are.”