Rock Band 4 Xbox One/PS4 Is 1080p/60fps

Harmonix says it "built a brand new engine for Rock Band 4 to make the most of the new hardware."

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Upcoming music game Rock Band 4 will run at 1080p/60fps when it launches later this year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That's according to Eric Pope, a product manager at Harmonix, who says in a new interview that the studio has gone to great lengths to make the game shine.

Harmonix "built a brand new engine for Rock Band 4 to make the most of the new hardware. It's going to look 'next-gen' with more realistic lighting, character models, and animation," he said in the latest issue of MCV, as reported by Videogamer.

"It'll be 1080p and will run at 60fps," Pope added. "I know there's a vocal group of players that want to hear that. But what to me is more exciting is the online infrastructure of the consoles. It will open a lot [of] opportunities for us to support the game in more reactive, timely ways."

In addition, though Harmonix has yet to pin down a specific release date for Rock Band 4, the MCV report states that the game will arrive in October. Activision's Guitar Hero franchise, meanwhile, is also rumored to return this fall with a new, "more realistic" game.

In other news about Harmonix, Boston Business Journal reports that the studio is planning to relocate from Cambridge to downtown Boston. The company's 115 employees will make the move this summer.

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