Rock Band set for final DLC
February 19, 2013 // 7:12 a.m.
The plastic guitar and drum-kit fuelled Rock Band is to stop releasing new downloadable songs on April 2 according to a post on the Harmonix forums.
The game has managed to put out new tracks for 275 consecutive weeks since its release consisting of more than 4,000 songs. Following April 2, although Harmonix will still have the technical capacity to release new songs and new DLC, there are no plans for them to do so.
The game's servers, leader boards and music store will continue to run for the foreseeable future following the final update.
Although the weekly releases are being stopped, Harmonix will still continue to support the Rock Band Network on the Xbox 360. Support for the Playstation Network version will however cease at the same time as the weekly updates.
'Rock Band DLC production has gradually slowed over the past 5 years,' said Harmonix community development manager Aaron Trites. 'In recent months we've scaled production down as we've transitioned resources on to other projects.'
Although Trites does not confirm what Harmonix is currently working on, he does imply that it is not Rock Band related.
To mark the final DLC release, Harmonix is hosting a Rock Band show on March 21 in Boston alongside PAX East.
Rock Band made its first entry into the rhythm game genre in 2007. It has received two direct sequels and spin offs featuring The Beatles, Green Day, and an instalment based around Lego.