If you’ve been gaming for the past decade, chances are there’s a Rock Band guitar laying around in your house somewhere, perhaps stashed at a bottom of a cupboard or buried in the garage. If you’re looking to get into Rock Band VR, though, it may be time to dust it off.
Harmonix this week issued a new update for its Oculus Studios game, which launched back in March. Highlighting the update is support for 360 guitars. No, that doesn’t mean 360 degree tracking on the device, but instead the wireless Xbox 360 Stratocaster Guitars that many of us still have lying around somewhere. That will come in handy if you’re looking to pick up the game but don’t want to have to splash out for the more expensive bundle with the new guitar. You might even be able to find the older model for cheap somewhere online. The game also supports the Fender Stratocaster guitars for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as the Fender Jaguars for PS4 and Xbox One.
Elsewhere there are a handful of tweaks to the game’s formula. Certain songs like The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again and Alice In Chains’ Man In The Box have been adjusted, while other tracks have had more overdrive opportunities added to them.
Overall it seems like a good update, though nothing that could get us to change the 7/10 we gave the game when it released two weeks ago. “The Classic Mode is merely a shell of its former self, but the new VR features establish a more immersive way of playing the game than ever before, Games Editor David Jagneaux said in his review. “It’s lacking in a few areas, but the core of it all is too fun to ignore.”
Our favorite update, though? “Derek’s mom no longer comes to all of your non-Story shows.”
Thank god, we were starting to get embarrassed for him.