Late last year, gaming peripheral manufacturer PDP was teasing the return of the plastic guitar controller, and now it’s finally been unveiled. Say hello to The Riffmaster.
This brand-new wireless guitar peripheral will be available for both the Xbox Series/Xbox One and the PS5/PS4, with a price and release date yet to be revealed. The Riffmaster will be compatible with Rock Band 4, which recently launched its final bit of DLC, as well as with Fortnite Festival – though that’ll depend on what comes first, the guitar controller or Harmonix’ update for the game that adds guitar controller support.
IGN went hands-on with the Riffmaster, noting that while it’s pretty much what you’d expect of a modern Rock Band controller there are some interesting differences. It features a foldable design rather than the guitar neck and head splitting apart, there are extra controls, an ambidextrous design and a 3.5mm audio jack. The battery life is also reportedly around 36 hours on a single charge. You can read IGN’s coverage right here.
It’s going to be a good time for Fortnite Festival when this launches, as the game’s got a ton of potential as a free-to-play replacement for the lost classics like Rock Band. Hopefully the Riffmaster does well enough that it warrants re-introducing some drums and other bits as well.
Check out the official trailer for the Riffmaster Wireless Guitar below: