Posted Mon Oct 26, 2015 at 05:09 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
Hopefully, December will be much bigger.
In the short history of 'Rock Band 4,' players have had an interesting time navigating the game's unprecedented support of DLC and legacy instruments (review here), and the interesting part will continue as Harmonix works on fixing bugs and adding features.
Harmonix had been targeting late October for a big patch, and that patch looks now to be inbound on November 2nd. Harmonix has already announced that several features (and hopefully 'RB3' song export) won't come until December.
Here are specific updates and fixes planned for the November update:
Allow custom characters as band stand-ins
Session musician screen now displays custom characters as well as the prefab characters
Quickplay now uses the most recent band's stand-ins to populate characters
5.1 surround crowd audio support and mic volume adjustment
Added functionality to support vocal overdrive deploy with touch pad for PlayStation 4
Added support for streaming audio for PlayStation 4
LEGACY INSTRUMENT SUPPORT
Fix for Xbox One = Lefty flip issue for Guitar Hero drums
Fix for PlayStation 4 = Guitar Hero: World Tour Guitar does not deploy overdrive when tilted
Fix for PlayStation 4 = The Beatles: Rock Band guitar unable to auto-calibrate
Fix to make it possible to earn guitar solo achievements even if you have guitar solo cues turned off
Fix band contribution for vocals when non-vocals deploy as well as code cleanup around vocal points
Changed facial expression for the shellposemetal_low to be less goofy
Fixed issue where City list can contain empty Cities if song content is uninstalled
Fix for issue with Tour Choice stuck in locked City
Fix for crash if player unlocks a City through a Tour that they've unlocked with a Fan Gig first and not attempted any Gigs in
Fix character preview getting stuck open when going into difficulty select/gameplay (and then continuing to be open when you go back to the shell)
Text fixes to address formatting issues
Fix for various crash bugs
If the December update does include everything that Harmonix has been teasing, then the post-release support for the game will have been pretty impressive. If that continues into 2016, then 'RB4' will be the platform game that Harmonix and Mad Catz have been promising since the announcement.
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