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The RIFFMASTER Wireless Guitar: Rocking Out in the New Era of Gaming

Hold on to your power chords, folks, because PDP is bringing back the glory days of jamming out with friends on Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In an unexp...

Gina Vivinetto Feb 01, 2024
The RIFFMASTER Wireless Guitar: Rocking Out in the New Era of Gaming

Hold on to your power chords, folks, because PDP is bringing back the glory days of jamming out with friends on Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In an unexpected turn of events, PDP has announced the RIFFMASTER Wireless Guitar, the very first guitar controller for PS5 and Xbox Series X. It's time to dust off your air guitar skills and get ready to rock like it's 2005!

The RIFFMASTER Wireless Guitar is a Guitar Hero-inspired accessory that works with Rock Band 4 and is expected to be compatible with the exciting Fortnite Festival. This means you can channel your inner rock god and shred some virtual solos while battling it out in the Fortnite-verse. Who knew that a festival in a virtual world could reignite our passion for plastic instruments?

PDP has taken the best of the original Rock Band and Guitar Hero peripherals and added some modern flair. The RIFFMASTER boasts a wireless connection and an impressive battery life of 36 hours. It's a true rockstar among controllers, outlasting even the best PC peripherals. Plus, it features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a joystick on the guitar's neck for easy navigation through in-game menus and console UI. And when you're ready to hit the road, the guitar conveniently folds down at the base of the neck for portability and storage.

But wait, there's more! Remember those USB dongles that always seemed to mysteriously disappear, rendering your old Guitar Hero controllers useless? PDP has got you covered. The RIFFMASTER has a genius slot under its removable faceplate designed to hold and protect your USB dongle. No more hunting for lost dongles or staring longingly at your collection of dormant guitars.

While the price and release date of the RIFFMASTER are still a mystery, we can expect it to hit the shelves sometime in the Spring. The fact that it's officially licensed for both PS5 and Xbox Series X is a testament to its rock 'n' roll prowess. PDP has proven once again that they know how to deliver top-notch controllers, as seen with their Victrix Pro BFG Xbox Series X gamepad, which is already generating buzz.

As a self-proclaimed air guitar aficionado, I couldn't be more thrilled about this news. Just days ago, I was contemplating writing a nostalgic feature on why Guitar Hero Guitars hold a special place in my heart. Little did I know that PDP would swoop in and make my dreams come true. With the arrival of Fortnite Festival and the RIFFMASTER, it seems like rhythm-based games might be making a comeback. Could this be the start of a rock 'n' roll renaissance? Will we see remastered versions of classics like Guitar Hero 3 hitting the shelves once again?

Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: the RIFFMASTER Wireless Guitar is here to inject some serious rock energy into our gaming sessions. So, grab your favorite air guitar pose, crank up the volume, and get ready to rock out like it's the golden age of plastic instruments all over again. The virtual stage is set, and it's time for an encore performance that will make your inner rockstar proud.