The Rock Band game franchise – where you can live out your dreams of shredding the guitar in front of a packed crowd – has been reimagined for virtual reality. Rock Band VR hits the Oculus Store today.
The game itself retails for US$50; it requires an Oculus Rift headset, Oculus Touch controllers and one of the five Rock Band 4-compatible guitar controllers. During play, one of the Touch controllers is clipped onto the end of the guitar. (Touch ships with the requisite connector.) If you don't already have a compatible guitar controller, a Rock Band VR plus guitar bundle is available on Amazon for $70.
Like previous versions of the game, the VR version includes many tracks to which you can play along. The current library includes over 60 songs spanning a number of genres, with updates promised to keep the content fresh.
We previewed the game at an Oculus developer event earlier in the month, and we were duly impressed. It had all of the most fun features of the well-loved franchise, while dropping the stream-of-notes gameplay to liberate your focus on rocking out Cleveland.
- Buy Rock Band VR bundle on Amazon