The lights are on
Music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero have waned in popularity over the last couple of years, and now April marks the final month of new DLC releases for the Rock Band series.
Developer Harmonix shared the news today in a blog post that April 2 will feature the last weekly DLC release for Rock Band. The developer said it has maintained a consistent schedule of DLC releases for 275 consecutive weeks, resulting in a catalog of over 4,000 songs available for download.
The statement also laid out what the developer is planning for other titles such as Rock Band Blitz, explaining that “While there is no content currently scheduled beyond April 2nd, we still have DLC releases lined up for the next few weeks, including the remaining tracks from Rock Band Blitz, several Pro Guitar upgrades, and a handful of artists who have not yet appeared in Rock Band.”
In the meantime, Harmonix is continuing its ongoing DLC sale of 50 percent off over 1,100 songs.
What do you think about the news? Are you still jamming with Rock Band, or are your plastic drums collecting dust?
Collecting dust lol. I pulled it out once in the last 2 years and got bored instantaneously.
It's sad that they're done, but it was awesome that they kept making new songs for it.
Major kudos to them for keeping up with it for so long. Very committed to a genre that has waned severely in popularity over the past couple of years.
While I loved it when I had the game (it was stolen along with all of my other games and consoles. I never replaced it), this is a relief. I'm so sick of the DLC Marketplace of XBox Live and PSN being cluttered with songs
I know that mine is collecting a lot of dust. It's too bad too, because music games were fun. Still, I think Harmonix is right to pull the plug on a dying genre. They've pretty much just done all that's worthwhile already. Guess there's nothing more to do than just learn to play a real instrument (sigh). . .
I actually just played Rock Band 3 a few days ago. But I do wish they would add more music from spanish artists. Not only that, but it doesn't have a few other english music I like. How many songs will they be releasing?
My drums have always been collecting dust. My guitars however, are not. Nor is my microphone. I still play now and then. I've got around 700+ songs (RB 1,2,& 3 + DLC), so I really don't need any more. Unless they want to finally give me some Blind Guardian....
Just got into playing the drums. Please keep em coming, Harmonix.
i haven't played in a while. I got rock band with the intention of having something to do when friends come over, but that rarely happens anyway.
Kudos to them for keeping it going for this long. I'm sure I'm in the minority but I still play both Rock Band and Guitar Hero regularly. They're still a lot of fun.
I haven't touched Guitar Hero in a long time.
Finally, I thought this would never stop!
ABOUT TIME!! Was tired of seeing the marketplace spammed with constant Rock Band songs
And the death of an era
I play all rockband games any chance I get. I look forward to the weekly song DLC. I
I am going to miss it.