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Will my Mad Catz controllers continue to work?

Yes! New products from PDP won't ship until the fall. Mad Catz will continue to sell the current products, and we'll continue to keep all future versions of Rock Band 4 compatible with the current Mad Catz controllers.

I've been thinking about purchasing Rock Band 4. Should I hold off? 

We're continuing to release free title updates, expanding the feature set of Rock Band 4 for current players. We've also got a slate of amazing DLC songs coming over the next few months. We'll continue to keep all future versions of Rock Band 4 compatible with the current Mad Catz controllers.

How do I get support for my Mad Catz instruments?

You can continue getting support for your Mad Catz instruments through Mad Catz support at http://madcatz.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/209/rock-band-4.

What about the warranty on Mad Catz hardware I've purchased since October?

This doesn't affect your warranty, that's still covered by Mad Catz.

My instruments still have issues! Will there be fixes?

Mad Catz is going to continue selling and supporting their controllers.

Will Mad Catz be supporting firmware down the road?

Mad Catz is going to continue selling and supporting their controllers, which includes firmware.

What is Harmonix's relationship with Mad Catz right now?

Harmonix and Mad Catz are continuing to work together. Mad Catz has been an important partner, and they continue to sell and support controllers for Rock Band 4.

Will Mad Catz keep selling Rock Band 4?

Yes, Mad Catz continues to sell and support controllers for Rock Band 4.

Will there be a new PDP guitar?

We'll announce more details later this year at at PAX East and E3.

Will there be new PDP drums?

We'll announce more details later this year at PAX East and E3.

Is PDP going to be bringing back Keys or Pro Guitar?

No, we're committed to the core band experience of guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.

Will my old instruments become outdated?

Not at all! We'll continue to support Mad Catz controllers for the future of Rock Band 4.

Is the price of the base game changing?

No, the price of the base game will stay the same. With the updates that have already been released since October, now is a better time than ever to get into the Rock Band 4 platform.

Does this change your plans for DLC or content updates?

Not at all. We have some great songs DLC coming over the next few months, and we continue to work on free title updates for current players.

Does this mean Rock Band 5 is coming?

No, PDP will be a partner for the ongoing development of Rock Band 4.

Is Rock Band 4 on PC any different from the console version?

No, it's entirely the same game, complete with all the updates that the console version has (including all updates released between now and the launch of the PC version). The only differences are some PC-specific graphic settings, keyboard/mouse support, and RBN via Steam Workshop.

Will Mad Catz instruments work with the PC version?

PS4 instruments will work as long as your PC has Bluetooth! Xbox One instruments will likely work as well, but we need to work with Microsoft to ensure they function correctly.

When will you be able to share more info?

We'll have more to say at PAX East and E3 later this year.