Rock Band standalone instruments almost on the way
- Posted January 24th, 2008 at 21:21 EDT by
- 6 Comments
Between the Guitar Hero compatibility feud and the lack of standalone instruments, PS3 owners have had their share of uphill battles with Rock Band.
Harmonix and EA hope that PS3 owners will be a bit more alleviated with the announcement of the release of Rock Band's standalone instruments as well as their price. Both the drums and the guitar will start shipping as early as next month in the United States. The drum set will be shipping first with a price point of 79.99 USD.
Following the drum set's shipment, the Fender Stratocaster will be next in line shipping on April 1, with a price of 59.99. The Stratocaster and drum set will be compatible with both the Playstation 2 & 3 and will connect via USB on both systems. The announcement did not mention anything about a Rock Band branded USB microphone, but this is less of a concern to most PS3 owners as any USB microphone will work just fine with the system.
This announcement comes as a relief to PS3 owners as those who purchased the special edition bundle have only been able to rock with 3 band members as opposed to 4. This issue was caused because of the lack of standalone or aftermarket Rock Band guitars as well as a lack of compatibility with Guitar Hero's Wireless Les Paul Guitar.
Currently the only way to get your hands on Rock Band is by either buying the standalone software or the special edition bundle. The standalone game is not compatible with any previous guitars on the PS3 but works just fine on the PS2 with previously released guitar controllers.
- 4:35pm EST - January 24th, 2008
slap down and play some rock band woohoo lets rock out bam bam bam only if they get some crazy metal songs or something to many light songs in these things its a rock band come on get something hatebreed and angry lol metal mania yo!
- 5:41pm EST - January 24th, 2008
That is still over 2 months away for the guitar. This sucks.
- 5:56pm EST - January 24th, 2008
this totally sucks I want that guitar now. why would I want second set of drums im already donw with the game and it was only three of us.
- 6:11pm EST - January 24th, 2008
On top of that they're wasting time putting out the drum set FIRST??
- 10:32pm EST - January 24th, 2008
hmmmm you guys are moaning about not getting the guitar, eu and uk dont get the whole game till mid march the region release thing is becoming more of a joke by the week!!!
- 6:50am EST - January 25th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... well about time they should have had these out from the start, probably just waiting for the EU version to be release before selling them
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