Rock Band 4 is coming out Oct. 6th, 2015 but that’s not all. The game is adding what it calls “freestyle guitar solos”. Instead of a dedicated section with a note highway to follow you see either a notes of a certain color indicating which set of buttons to play. Sometimes you’ll need to hold your notes or something create a “lick” by holding down 2 or 3 at once. You’ll still need to play in time to the beat but the back end will make sure what you choose to play will sound good. And it encourages acting like a rock star too. Lifting your guitar will change the sound while up strums will sound different than down strums.
This adds onto a growing list of small changes they’re making to Rock Band. It’s almost like a wishlist of every franchise fan.