Harmonix announced today announced the features players of upcoming music game Rock Band will enjoy on the internet. Also: A new release date. The game will come out three days earlier than previously stated: November 20th.
The social section of Rockband.com is slated for launch on November 20th, and, among other features, will allow fake videogame bands to make their own webpages. Also: Leaderboards. Classifieds (for finding band members), blogs, forums and a photo-creator.
“ROCKBAND.com blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, ” said Melissa Macaulay, Producer of ROCKBAND.com, Harmonix. “The site allows you to hype your in-game band’s accomplishments, while providing a forum to meet other real-life people and potential band mates who share your musical tastes.”
Beneath the "Read More" tag, you will find more, detailed information on the site's features. TheFeed's band, The Very Merry Funtime Get-a-Long Gang, promises to rock your face off when Rock Band is released on November 20th.
- Personal & Band Pages: ROCKBAND.com will automatically load your in-game characters and game stats from an online database so your personal profile page will always be up to date. Choose from four genres in the game to customize your profile pages with cool background skins that reflect your rock tastes.
- Band Classifieds: Find and create your own band through the ROCKBAND.com Band Classifieds page. Here you can advertise your own rocker skills or search through dozens of rocker profiles to choose band mates who share similar music tastes.
- Rock Band Leaderboards: Climb to the top of the charts as a solo artist or band! From band rankings to solo scores, the ROCKBAND.com leaderboards will earn you fame and fortune as you progress on your journey to Rock Band stardom.
- Rocker Blogs: Find out what’s happening behind the scenes with your favorite bands through their blogs. Use your blog to communicate with band mates about practice times, meet others with similar musical interests and keep your groupies in the loop with the website’s unique blogs.
- Rock Band Forums: Interact with other rockers and music lovers about anything and everything rock!
- Photo Creator: (Coming Soon!) Take the ultimate promo band or solo shot with the website’s Photo Creator. Pick a location, the right lighting, and a coordinated (or not!) pose for your band. Take it over the top cheesy or seriously intense. It’s all about your band’s total image.