#PDP Riffmaster guitar controller revealed for Xbox and PlayStation

PDP Riffmaster guitar controller revealed for Xbox and PlayStation

The final time we had a brand new plastic instrument hit the Rock Band scene, it was the Fender Jaguar controller that PDP launched alongside Rock Band Rivals in late 2016. With Harmonix’s Fortnite Pageant now on the music gaming scene, a brand new contender is headed towards the stage within the wi-fi Riffmaster from PDP.

PDP introduced its Riffmaster guitar controller at the moment. It appears to be like to be a generational leap for online game guitars (that’s a bizarre sentence to put in writing). No launch date has been introduced, however it’s meant for each Rock Band and Fornite Pageant by means of instrument assist that’s coming someday this 12 months.

The Riffmaster is wi-fi and could have two variations, every suitable with both the Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S or PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Similar to the Jaguar, it comes with a foldable neck for straightforward journey and storage. The guitar’s faceplate/pickguard is detachable and replaceable which opens up the choice for customized designs, and there are your apparent strum and whammy bars built-in too.

After I say the Riffmaster appears to be like to be a “generational leap,” I imply it. The guitar controller incorporates audio controls proper on the face of the instrument for fast in-game entry. A 3.5mm audio jack is neatly launched to plug wired headphones straight in. Maybe most conveniently, and lengthy overdue is the inclusion of an analog joystick on the again of the controller’s neck, so that you don’t should take care of awkward D-pad menu navigation any longer.

Apparently, the PDP Riffmaster isn’t the primary time that the Riffmaster moniker and design have been utilized in video video games. In 2007, proper across the time the primary Rock Band launched, launched the AG Riffmaster. It was an actual Peavey Riffmaster guitar-modified Guitar Hero controller modified to work alongside the music video games on PlayStation 2. The AG Riffmaster felt nice in response to Wired, however with a $400 value level on the time, it ended up simply being a distinct segment collectible.

How a lot is the Riffmaster guitar and when will or not it’s launched?

The PDP Riffmaster doesn’t have a value level or launch date simply but. Nonetheless, the producer is presently holding a promotion to win a Riffmaster with winners set to be chosen on March 1. If we take that date and run with it, we could also be seeing our new shredding equipment launched shortly thereafter someday within the spring.

In the event you’re feeling the urge to promote out a online game music venue and want a brand new instrument, try our checklist of all suitable Rock Band 4 devices. There needs to be loads of choices obtainable on the web to tide you over till the Riffmaster’s launch.

Jeff Scott

Jeff has been hopping on Goombas and gathering Triforce shards for the reason that late NES period. As we speak, he appreciates all issues console video games – with a slight favoritism towards his Nintendo franchises. He is presently contributing to Destructoid on a contract foundation. You’ll be able to attain him at [email protected].

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