Take Center Stage on Rift: ‘Rock Band VR’ Now Available!

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
March 23, 2017

The wait is over—Rock Band™ VR launches today on the Oculus Store! With 60 tracks, a story-driven campaign mode, leaderboards, and more, RBVR lets you rise from the ranks of garage band to rock ’n’ roll superstar.

Killer Setlists
Included tracks span your favorite genres from ’80s pop and Seattle grunge to arena rock and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our favorites:

  • The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling”
  • Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Bad Reputation”
  • Kaleo – “Glass House”
  • Rage Against The Machine – “Testify”

You can also expect DLC updates to keep things interesting, starting with six Aerosmith hits.

Rock Band, Redefined
If classic Rock Band was all about mastering twitch mechanics to reproduce a recorded hit, RBVR taps into the exhilaration of performing live onstage. Both creativity and timing are key as you combine chords to craft perfect guitar solos.

Rock Band VR pushes the Rock Band experience in a powerful new direction,” explains Creative Lead Greg LoPiccolo. “Unlike traditional Rock Band, it creates a vivid, detailed experience of actually being onstage in front of a crowd of screaming fans. It feels just like playing live—the guitar is totally responsive to everything you do.”

Designed specifically for VR, this latest addition to the Rock Band franchise works with Rift’s integrated audio to increase presence through spatialized sound that adjusts dynamically as you teleport around the stage.

Click here for more info and the inside scoop from LoPiccolo and Lead Composer/Sound Designer Steve Pardo.

Demos will be available at select Microsoft Store locations starting March 27, so you can get in some stage time before officially joining the band.

Ready to Rock

RBVR requires one of the following Rock Band 4-compatible guitar controllers:

  • PlayStation® 3 Fender® Stratocaster®
  • PlayStation 4 Fender Stratocaster
  • PlayStation 4 Fender Jaguar®
  • Xbox One Fender Stratocaster
  • Xbox One Fender Jaguar

If you already own one of the controllers listed above—or plan on buying one separately—plus Rift and Touch, simply purchase RBVR from the Oculus Store—now available for $49.99.

Own Rift and Touch but don’t have a compatible guitar controller yet? While supplies last, get your Rock Band VR and guitar controller bundle on Amazon for $69.99. This is the most affordable way to get into RBVR, so order your bundle today.

Either way, you’ll also need the Rock Band VR connector that was included in the box with Touch. If you’ve lost or misplaced the connector, please click here to contact Oculus Support.

Rock out with RBVR today on the Oculus Store, or click here to order a guitar controller bundle.

— The Oculus Team

Rock Band VR requires Oculus Touch, the included connector, and a compatible Rock Band 4 guitar controller.