Rock Band sells 1M copies, DLC plans detailed

rockbandFor you admirable rock stars, you’d be happy to know that Harmonix’s rockstardom game Rock Band has sold over 1 million units — a majority of the sales were for the Xbox 360 version.

Furthermore, Harmonix released a few other stats for their game, including that 2.5 million downloadable songs have been sold since the game’s launch and that over 200 songs are being planned as future downloadable content in 2008.

Shacknews reports that next week’s DLC for Rock Band will consist of an Oasis song pack, which will include "Don’t Look Back in Anger", "Live Forever" and "Wonderwall", and a multi-artist progressive song pack; the following songs make up that pack:

1. Rush – "Working Man"
2. Coheed and Cambria – "Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood and Burial)"
3. Smashing Pumpkins – "Siva" – master track

In a follow-up interview on IGN, Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of MTV Games, mentioned that Harmonix is planning over 200 songs as DLC in 2008.

Also, he hinted at some future possibilities on who may join the Rock Band DLC list, including talks with Tool and Journey — regarding Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, DeGooyer said, "Wish I could go into detail. Suffice it to say, we’re talking to everybody."

He also mentioned the problems regarding full album downloads but assures they’re on the way.

"It’s purely a technical thing. When we announced [full albums], we made darn sure our deal was done and dusted and announced it with the enthusiastic support of our partners. It is a technical delivery issue. You can’t launch it until you have everything in hand. That’s what we’re dealing with. With older recordings, it’s difficult in some cases to find the right takes, the right stems, make sure things are right on."


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