In the new generation, games are expected to take full advantage of the new hardware.

Developer Harmonix will do just that, as their new Rock Band project for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will run at 1080p/60fps when it releases later this year.

The news comes from studio product manager Eric Pope in a recent MCV interview (via VideoGamer ). The team has "built a brand new engine" for the game in question, as they're striving for "more realistic lighting, character models, and animation." Added Pope:

"It'll be 1080p and will run at 60fps. I know there's a vocal group of players that want to hear that. But what to me is more exciting is the online infrastructure of the consoles. It will open a lot [of] opportunities for us to support the game in more reactive, timely ways."

We don't have a concrete launch date for Rock Band 4 but chances are, it'll be ready to go for the holiday season. Excited?

Related Game(s): Rock Band 4

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rogers71
rogers71
5 years ago

I can't wait to dust off the old plastic instruments and rock out to all my previously purchased music……that is, if they allow us to use them, of course.

Crabba
Crabba
5 years ago

Yeah, because 1080p & 60fps really says everything you need to know about the game taking advantage of new hardware, sigh…

souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

Right? A game like this running 1080p and 60fps isn't impressive at all really

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
5 years ago

1080p and 60fps is suppose to be the standard for PS4 and X1.
Nothing new here.

daus26
daus26
5 years ago

Another one of those duh moments.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

Duh…

Banky A
Banky A
5 years ago

Congrats Harmonix that is such an outstanding achievement.

shaytoon
shaytoon
5 years ago

i hope youre being sarcastic

shaytoon
shaytoon
5 years ago

this is actually stupid. ITS ROCK BAND, ALL IT NEEDS IS FLASHING LIGHTS AND A MOVING BAR. bc this game is soooo graphically crazy that it wont be able to utilize such power? simple shit games like these are no brainers and should automatically utilize full power BC THERES NOTHING TO THIS GAME BUT A MOVING BAR.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
5 years ago

Next thing you know, King might probably port Candy Crush Saga to PS4 and boast that it runs at 1080p and 60fps.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
5 years ago

You are an idiot. They have the actual characters playing, then the crowd, plus other effects. So no, it isn't just a "moving" bar.

mustang750r
mustang750r
5 years ago

Are they using Frostbite 3.0? Lol #Levolution

Before anyone feels the need to say it. I'M AWARE HASHTAGS DON'T WORK HERE. IT'S PART OF THE JOKE.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

well yeah its a music game i would expect nothing less not meaning to be harsh but it aint a batman or unchartered or heck the order interms of graphics for it to come in up 1080 60 really

PANICinc
PANICinc
5 years ago

I'd be more impressed if they announced that there will be zero latency between button press/strum and game registry!