Rock Band DLCs Come To An End In April
Fans of Rock Band will not have much else to look forward to once EA and Harmonix ceases its support for the old game this coming April. The studios have supported the game since its release in 2007.
According to Harmonix’s official blog, the studio has no further DLC scheduled after April 2, but it plans to release a few updates for older tracks to add Pro Guitar functionality and new content from artists that have yet to appear in the game. The FAQ suggests that the studio has non-specific plans to continue supporting the game series, but it’s unclear how they’ll do so.
“While we’re not longer actively pursuing content for release, we still have the technical capability should the right band and the right opportunity arise,” wrote community manager Aaron Trites. “We don’t have anything planned for release at the moment, but it’s not something we’ve ruled out.”
Players of Rock Band and its subsequent iterations currently have access to a library of over 4,000 songs, which were made available over the course of the past five years, many of which are currently on sale at a 50% discount.
It’s unknown what Harmonix and EA’s plans are moving forward, but I expect the studio’s looking at something else to do beyond rhythm games.