THE COST OF ROCK
Something that Rock Band 4 will struggle with in shops is the variance of different packages and prices, which are confusing even for veterans of plastic instrument acquisition. The most expensive option, the Band-In-A-Box, is £220, though it will leave you one short of a full four-piece, coming with drums, a mic and a single plastic Stratocaster. A guitar bundle with the game is £110. If you’re happy to use old instruments retrieved from a musty attic, and can find them, the game by itself is £50 – unless you’re playing on Xbox One, in which case you’ll also need a legacy adapter to make your old instruments play nicely with new technology. That package costs £70. DLC songs, meanwhile, cost 99p each, but you can import your old ones.