An image has surfaced from the same issue of Game Informer that gave us our first details on Guitar Hero IV. Neversoft has decided to go a different route than Harmonix for their drum kit. Rather than Rock Band’s four pads and a pedal, the Guitar Hero IV drum kit will feature 5 pads, two of which are elevated like cymbals, in addition to a pedal.
Neversoft also decided to toss a few jabs at Harmonix in the same article. They noted the annoyance of the amount of noise that the Rock Band drums give off while being played. They’ve reduced the noise and increased the spring off of the pad so the drums feel more realistic. They’re also promising that their drums won’t suffer the same pad cracking issues that their competitor’s has. And as a nice bonus to it all, Neversoft mentions that like their guitars, the drum kit will be wireless. There’s no word yet as to whether the kit will be cross compatible with Rock Band or whether the Rock Band drums can be used in Guitar Hero IV.