UPDATE: Looks like we misread things a bit, and while Harmonix are clearly eager to get your old instruments working, they haven’t confirmed a solution just yet, but are working very hard to make it happen.
The original article is below.
It’s time to get the band back together, as Rock Band 4 has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One. The game will release this year and supports existing peripherals, so delve into the darkest recesses of your attics and cupboards and get them all dusted off.
“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends,” says Harmonix Chief Executive Officer Steve Janiak. “Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”
Rock Band 4 will support all of your existing tracks, too, which means there will be over 2000 songs available at launch. If you’ve purchased tracks on previous platforms, then you’ll be able to download them again at no additional charge.
Mad Catz are also working with Harmonix to bring a range of new peripherals to the market, including bundles which will feature a band in the box with guitar, drum kit, and microphone, and then one which will just include the guitar. Keep an eye out here for pre-order information.
Source: Press release