Rock Band Weekly DLC Releases to End in April
Over five years of weekly Rock Band DLC content releases will draw to a close on April 2. Harmonix is very up front about the reasoning behind this — they have “several new titles in development” and need developers “to usher these new games along.”
While they state definitively that they will not dedicate any company resources to releasing new content for Rock Band, they do say that the infrastructure will remain in place should the idea seem more attractive in the future. They will also continue to support the Rock Band software, though I doubt any major patches are still in the works.
Additionally, they straight-out say that no Rock Band games are currently in development. Bummer.
Oddly, due to the unique implementation of the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360, users will still be able to develop and release songs through that service. However, Rock Band Network content on the PS3 has to be tested and certified just like normal DLC, meaning that support for that will also end.
It really is the end of an era, folks. While I still have tons of DLC I purchased and never played, I have to admit I’m a bit sad that some music I was always pulling for will never make it in. I have a wishlist packed with Duran Duran, Oingo Boingo, and 311 that I’ll just have to burn now.
We did get Colour and the Shape though, how awesome is that?
Farewell, Rock Band DLC. Many drunken nights have been spent in your service, and hopefully many yet to come.