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#161 Kemiroch

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 02:40 PM

Bump.

RB4 runs on a new engine, 1080p/60fps.

Release set for October, apparently.

Per MCV.

Page 17 has the beefier article. Haven't read it all yet.



On page 16 it says at the top that Rock Band returns 'this Christmas'.

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#162 TrojanNemo

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 02:49 PM

The blurb on Page 4 specifically says October, and at least one other website had rumored an October release. The HMX forums are taking this as basically being confirmed in October, although we all know HMX has yet to make that announcement.

"This Christmas" I think should be read more like "this Christmas season" - releasing in October puts the game at a good time frame to gain critical mass and be a popular holiday gift.

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 04:27 PM

"This Christmas" I think should be read more like "this Christmas season" - releasing in October puts the game at a good time frame to gain critical mass and be a popular holiday gift.


Bingo.

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 04:48 PM

BREAKING: Activision Reveals Guitar Hero 7 Will Run At 30 FPS, To Feel "More Cinematic"

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#165 Kemiroch

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 05:44 PM

BREAKING: Activision Reveals Guitar Hero 7 Will Run At 30 FPS, To Feel "More Cinematic"



Sarcasm detector nonfunctional...seriously?

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#166 TrojanNemo

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Obviously he's not serious. "Cinematic" needs 24 FPS. :v:

I'm all for GH to come back. More games to play. Bring it on.

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Obviously he's not serious. "Cinematic" needs 24 FPS. :v:

I'm all for GH to come back. More games to play. Bring it on.


I dunno. I have mixed feelings. I want the genre to succeed. But, GH never played quite right for me compared to RB, and its silly exclusivity licenses mean I don't get some artists I like in RB.

Plus I hate having to switch discs to play certain songs :)

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#168 TrojanNemo

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 12:07 AM

So they posted this tweet:

https://twitter.com/...014008104296448
(click on link to see the picture)
"Everyone on the RB4 team is in a band that meets regularly to test new features. As you can see, it is grueling work."

Interesting how they're "testing" with old (Xbox 360?) hardware.
So either 1) they're playing on a PC development version of RB4 with adapters to use the old hardware, or
2) they already have working adapters for the old hardware and are testing on a console build of RB4, or
3) they're just faking it for a photo op.

Also notable mentions...no harmonies and pro drums to be seen in the picture. Deliberate or accidental?

#169 Farottone

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 12:11 AM

3) they're just faking it for a photo op.


True playtesting is just brutal. :)

#170 TrojanNemo

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Well, to be clear, I don't mean they're not playtesting in general. I'm saying the picture itself is just a shitty photo op on their part. True testing of the new game should show at least prototypes of the new instruments. But there is nothing to tell us in this picture that it isn't just them either faking it or playing RB3.

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 01:17 AM

They actually responded to me on Twitter - a first:

Dev kit with compatible RB3 era hardware. The plan is for RB4 to work with old instruments! More info soon.


https://twitter.com/...044151342305280

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Posted April 23, 2015 - 03:46 PM

You got a reply to your reply in fact. More good news for harmonies? Or just a reconfirm of pro drums? Hmm...




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