Oculus Rift for Rock Band VR to be released in 2016

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Harmonix (the developers of Rock Band video game) and Oculus have announced the Rock Band VR during the Game Awards 2015 that was held during the night of December 3, 2015. The Rock Band VR is a virtual reality adaptation of the Rock Band music game series that the developers from Harmonix have released in the past.

This announcement comes after Palmer Luckey, Oculus CEO, teased us that he will make a special announcement during the Game Awards 2015. We also remind you that back in June, at E3 2015, Oculus confirmed that they are working on something with the guys from Harmonix, but they didn’t give any details about what they were developing.

Here Is The Trailer For The Rock Band VR:

As you can see, the game operates from a first person perspective. The players will be standing on a stage facing with virtual band mates and playing to their audience. You will play on a Rock Band style guitar with color coded button flashing. With other words, you will have to press the right button at the right time in order to make a high score.

However, it seems that the game doesn’t have a “river” of notes gliding down the screen as the previous Rock Band games had. It’s not sure yet if the game will support other instruments, such as drums, vocals, which have been available in the previous Rock Band games.

The game looks a bit “cartoony” and we would like to see a more “real” experience with some improved graphics that will make the game look almost like in real life. We remind you that the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is set to be released in the first quarter of 2016, while the Rock Band VR will be released later in 2016.

Sources: DigitalTrends and TheVerge.