In addition to the big news that Online Multiplayer and never before Rock Band features are coming in time for the 2016 holidays, Harmonix announced that an adapter is on the way for the Xbox 360 ION drum kit and that some cool Battleborn Characters will be popping up in Rock Band 4. First, the support for the Ion Drum Rocker is a big announcement, as that was an expensive set that many people invested in to complete their Rock Band experience last gen. For those that held on to them, a new adapter from PDP (price not announced) is in the works for this fall that will allow you to connect the Ion set to your Xbox One. Two interesting things of note are that we will get more details at E3, but also that this is a PDP product and NOT a Mad Catz product, likely due to that companies recent struggles. Check out the 2016 roadmap that was presented at the panel to get a glimpse of the immediate future of Rock Band 4.
As far as the Battleborn characters, the plan is to release Thorn and Miko from Elroid faction into the game with further details likely available tomorrow once the topic is discussed at today’s panel at PAX East. The image below shows them in game, which is not too much of a departure from some of the characters already available.