Rock Band 4 Announcements | MOUSE n JOYPAD



We’ve got two Rock Band 4 related announcements today: Mad Catz Interactive Inc. has just announced the availability of the standalone Rock Band 4 Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for PS4 and Xbox One, and Harmonix has announced that more music from the legendary band Van Halen is now available via the Rock Band Music Store for PS4 and Xbox One.

With the release of Mad Catz’s standalone wireless guitar controller, players can now play the digital version of Rock Band 4, and both lead and bass guitar can be played simultaneously.

“With Rock Band 4, Harmonix has created the defining music gaming platform for this generation–delivering the only full-band experience available and an ever growing music library of rock’s biggest acts,” said President and CEO of Mad Catz Darren Richardson in the announcement. “We’re excited to now give gamers the opportunity to add a Wireless Guitar Controller, and complete their Rock Band 4 experience.”

Based on the iconic Fender Stratocaster Guitar, the Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller comes with all the features you’d expect from a Rock Band 4 guitar controller including a whammy bar, two sets of fret buttons, and a silent strum bar. Additionally, it also comes with a redesigned tilt sensor that makes it easier to activate Overdrive and improved battery life.

You can buy the Rock Band 4 Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for PS4 and Xbox One now for £79.99/$99.99 USD on the Rock Band 4 online store at and other retailers.

In other Rock Band 4 related news, more music from rock legends Van Halen is now available on the Rock Band Music Store for PS4 and Xbox One.

The “Van Halen Hits Pack 01” comes with the following songs:

  • Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
  • Hot For Teacher
  • And The Cradle Will Rock
  • Dance The Night Away
  • Runnin’ With The Devil
  • Unchained


The “Van Halen Hits Pack 01” is available for purchase for $9.99 USD, with the single tracks available for $1.99 USD each. These tracks are available now in the US, and will be available in Europe tomorrow, November 26, on PS4.

Originally released on 6 October 2015, Rock Band 4 was received positively by most critics when it came out. Our own George Cavalaris gave the game a score of 84% in his review, stating that the new instrument perks and the ability to use downloadable content from previous games in the franchise were some of the game’s best features and offered a high replayability.

“Rock Band 4 makes an impressive reunion in containing the original formula by modifying additional perks and customizations for instrument roles,” said Cavalaris in his final thoughts on the game. “Rock Band 4 also doesn’t hesitate by allowing almost all the downloadable content to be used from previous games and making replay value nearly endless.