Man the shit really hit the fan when we all found out that the instruments for Rock Band would not work for Guitar Hero III and the other way around. Fits and ABERRRRRRRRRRRRs were thrown. But that will soon change and hearts will be healed!
Here is what Michael Shorrock has to say!
Hi everybody, Michael Shorrock, here. I’m the Director of Publisher Relations here at SCEA. I work closely with all of the publishers and developers who create games for all PlayStation platforms. While SCEA had a ton of great announcements at E3, I’m excited to say, we have one more for today, one that I know a lot of you have been asking about:
For the past several months, we have been working closely with Neversoft and Activision, Harmonix and Konami to ensure that PlayStation 3 guitars and drum sets will all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility.
For the most part, this means that the titles with musical peripherals will work with the other’s software. A few specific examples include: Guitar Hero: World Tour’s guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Konami’s Rock Revolution software.
And yes, you guessed it, Rock Band 2’s guitar and drum set will work with Guitar Hero: World Tour and with Rock Revolution.
Conversely, Rock Revolution’s drum set will work with both Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2.
In addition, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2 will both support the SingStar microphones.
We’re still working hard to ensure compatibility between the Guitar Hero and Rock Band titles currently on the market, and we hope to have an announcement on that shortly.
This is great news. I was really hoping I wouldn't have to buy two damn set's of instruments, my closet is already jammed pack full of the Rock Band set and two Guitar Hero guitars. Now if they could just get the damn old Guitar Hero games to work with the new instruments too, all will be right in the world.