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Rock Band 4 Officially Coming to PS4, Xbox One

You’ve heard the rumors, and now they’re confirmed: Rock Band is coming back. Harmonix and Mad Catz say Rock Band 4 will be headed to the PS4 and Xbox One by the end of the year, as reported by Polygon.

Music games were all the rage during the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 era, before oversaturation led both the Rock Band and Guitar Hero franchies to go on hiatus. While there’s still no official confirmation of rumors that Guitar Hero is returning this year as well, Rock Band 4 is not only official, but it will be backwards-compatible with not only all of your downloaded songs within your console “family” (songs on PS3 will transfer to PS4, likewise for Xbox-branded consoles) but also the instruments bought with prior editions, so you don’t have to drop more cash on plastic guitars if you don’t want to.

Watch a preview of Rock Band 4 here. Those who pre-order the game will get instruments in “special colors.”