Posted on August 21, 2008, Shawn Sines Using Rock Band Songs With Rock Band 2 Comes at a Price
Harmonix PR guy John Drake has explained more about how gamers will be able to use songs from Rock Band in the upcoming Rock Band 2, for a small price. This explanation only covers the Xbox 360 version of the game, but should work in a similar fashion for the PS3 as well.
According to the MTV Multiplayer blog, a patch adding an “export” feature to Rock Band will be available on the Rock Band 2 launch date. When players export their selections, they will have to enter as code provided with their Rock Band 2 disc and pay a small fee to initiate the transaction.
Drake said that the fee should be no more than $5 which I think is reasonable considering gamers have already laid out cash to use the songs the first time around. There has been buzz around Harmonix that not all songs will be transferable. Drake wasn’t able to confirm or deny this so Gaming Today will be keep a look out for specifics to be confirmed.