Rock Band DLC Updates Ending April 2nd

Rock Band Blitz

After 275 consecutive weeks and over 4,000 DLC tracks, Harmonix will no longer be providing DLC for the Rock Band series of games as of April 2nd.

The news comes via a post on the Rock Band forums by Harmonix dev Aaron Trites (known as hmxhenry on the forum) who writes the following:

“We hope that you’ll all agree that this has been a tremendous run, and you should know it’s a ride that we at Harmonix have been thrilled to be a part of. We’re going to continue to support the forums and and hope to still see you rocking out online, in photos of Rock Band parties shared on Twitter and Facebook, or here on the forums. Whether you waited in line for a midnight release of Rock Band over 5 years ago, or you just joined the party with Rock Band Blitz… whether you’ve downloaded every single song we’ve ever released, or you’ve just played on disc songs until your neighbors moved away… whether you’re a metal shredder, or a bubblegum pop singer… thank you for being a part of our band.”

The post continues to say that resources from the DLC updates will be moved to the “several new Harmonix projects” currently in development.

It’s hard to find a dev so dedicated to keep their game fresh and current for so long, but Harmonix has certainly set the bar high. Kudos for them for continuing to support the game even this long after the music game craze has passed. Rock on, Harmonix. We’re all looking forward to your next endeavor.

[Rock Band Forums]


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