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post #6031 of 6042 Old 02-03-2013, 02:58 PM
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From a post a month ago by Aaron Trites (aka "hmxhenry"), the Harmonix staffer who mostly interfaces with participants in their forums:
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As called out in the FAQ, none of the games we're working on are RB or instrument based music games.

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$1500 invested in DLC and add-ons to the game. biggrin.gif
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This is just my opinion, but I think that the Rock Band franchise is dead. I don't think there will be a RB4, on the PS3 or 4.

Seeing as how Harmonix announced that Rock Band DLC will end in April, I would tend to agree
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As you may have seen in our recent announcement regarding the release of Rock Band Blitz tracks as singles, Rock Band DLC production has gradually slowed over the past five years. We have managed to maintain a consistent release schedule for a staggering 275 consecutive weeks, releasing over 4,000 songs for the Rock Band Platform, but in recent months we’ve scaled production down as we’ve transitioned resources onto other projects. With several new titles in development and developers needed to usher these new games along, April 2nd will be the last weekly DLC release for Rock Band.

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. We’re incredibly proud of the DLC milestones we’ve set, especially producing the largest music library of any game available, and we wouldn’t have been able to release as much outstanding content without the support of our amazing community. As thanks to the community, we’re going to continue the ongoing DLC sale of 50% off over 1,100 songs so fans can continue to build their personal libraries from our back catalog.

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 RockBand.com 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.

While this genre has been dying out for a while now, it's not much of a surprise that this was going to happen sooner or later. But, I'm sure most fans of the game have a least a couple of desired artists that never made it to the game and now most likely never will and that surely stings. Would have been nice though if they kept releasing pro upgrades.
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They did state "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". Two of the "several" pro g/b upgrades will be for Blitz songs ("Jungle Boogie" and I think "Give It Away"). It's always possible that the band that you've always wanted in the game will be one of the "handful" of new-to-the-game artists.

I don't begrudge them the cessation of DLC production; like they say, it's been a huge run, producing 1800+ pieces of DLC, 339 on-disc tracks (256 exportable) and 2070 RBN tracks. RBN releases for Xbox will continue indefinitely, so who knows how much more we'll get. The unexplored back catalog should keep many people happy for quite a while. We who are hardcore fans will keep playing until we can't fix or replace our instruments as they wear out biggrin.gif.

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I would have liked to have seen one more release but using a similar style as "Rocksmith" where any guitar/bass worked and you were actually really playing. I also never really cared for the pro-guitar charting in RB3. Unless you knew the chords that were coming down the lane, it was damn near impossible to determine how to replicate the blue blobs on sight on any difficulty higher than medium. Rocksmith, to me has a better interface that makes it easier to sight read and gives you more time before the note/chord crosses the line.
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4 weeks of new material, with the last week being 1 song.

That's 10-12 songs left.
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No way of knowing; last week we got a 5 pack of singles. Could be some big weeks as they dump what's left in their pipeline.

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My friends and I will be playing this franchise until our drumsticks wear away to nubs. It's a great social gaming outlet and one of the best franchises of all time.

I still remember getting my hands on a copy of Guitar Hero on launch day, playing it all night long, and being part of one of the biggest surprise hits in Video Game history, and then watching as it all evolved into this beauty.

Good times.

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Harmonix gets tons of credit for supporting the game this long. I don't even think die-hards can be mad at them. Activision stopped releasing songs after what, a year?
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They finally give us some Queensrÿche and it's..."Silent Lucidity". Pfthfthftht. Should've gone out with a bang and given us Operation: Mindcrime as a full album. Oh well.

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They finally give us some Queensrÿche and it's..."Silent Lucidity". Pfthfthftht. Should've gone out with a bang and given us Operation: Mindcrime as a full album. Oh well.

- Jer

While I'm going to buy this song (along with the others this week) I have to agree.

I like Queensryche a lot, but I never cared for this song.
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I'm sure everyone here saw this, but I'm posting it anyway.

Hey Gang,

We're sending you this message because you have an account on RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com, and/or Creators.RockBand.com. We are investigating an apparent attack on our servers that we detected this week.

The security of your Harmonix user information is very important to us. We’ve taken the sites down while we investigate this incident and determine how our systems and the information we maintain may have been compromised. At this time, we have not found that any of our users’ information has been published or misused. None of our sites maintain any credit card information, social security numbers, or financial account numbers for any of our users.

As a precaution, we have disabled your Harmonix password. We’ll send you a notification when the sites are back up. When you log back in, we will require all users to reset their passwords. If you have been using your old Harmonix password on other sites, we recommend that you change those passwords too.

We're sorry for this inconvenience. Stay tuned to Harmonix on Facebook and Twitter for further updates.

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