Harmonix concludes 'planned' Rock Band: Unplugged DLC

MTV Games confirms PSP installment of rhythm game has no new content releases in store for the foreseeable future.

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When MTV Games and Harmonix announced Rock Band: Unplugged for the PSP, much to-do was made of the game's in-game store. A first for the PSP, the in-game store allowed Unplugged owners to buy and download new songs for the portable rhythm game in a manner similar to how new content is delivered to the console editions of the game. Unfortunately, that store isn't likely to see any new additions in the near future.

Harmonix is unplugging the DLC stream.

MTV Games has confirmed for GameSpot that Harmonix does not currently have any plans to continue releasing downloadable songs for Rock Band: Unplugged on the PSP. However, the publisher did note that Harmonix may add new tracks to the nearly 100 tunes currently available on disc or for purchase as part of special events.

"At this time, we have run through our planned slate of Rock Band Unplugged DLC," an MTV Games representative told GameSpot. "With almost 100 tracks available via disc and downloadable content, the PSP has proven to be an excellent place to experience Rock Band on-the-go. Right now, our DLC team is focused on Rock Band Network, weekly console DLC, and unannounced future projects."

Last week, the Rock Band franchise hit a momentous milestone, when MTV Games and Harmonix announced that more than 1,000 songs are available either on disc or as downloadable content. Since Rock Band debuted on consoles in November 2007, Harmonix has supported the game with 105 consecutive weeks of new downloadable content.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Rock Band: Unplugged.

Discussion

26 comments
condelirios
condelirios

I really like Rock Band: Unplugged... I wish that the DLC would sometimes includes updates to the features in the game not just extra tracks. The sound quality is excellent and the gameplay(although entirely different than console Rock Band) is fun. As a response to comments below... If it didn't switch between instruments, it would get boring really quickly...the switching of the instruments makes it actually challenging!

Trogeton
Trogeton

I played the demo.. thank got for that, I'm so not getting this game.. I hate the fact that you have to switch instuments.. that was just stupid and yes there is alot of music, but the games engine sucks

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

hey, the psp go comes with a download key for the full game, so whoever gets the psp go this holiday will have this game, so maybe the new psp owners will show mtvgames that people wouldnt mind this

oneligas
oneligas

Rock Band will keep getting new games/DLC until they make Rock Band Polka And your grandmother will want to play

Little_Socrates
Little_Socrates

"Unannounced Future Projects" always bodes well for us. Hopefully, we'll get a new Rock Band game with some more "game" to it (character development through stats, actual DECISIONS about your band, perhaps even a STORY.) Otherwise, I really can't justify buying any more of these unless I'd willingly pay $60 for the game's soundtrack in DLC AND I can play it alongside all my other tracks.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

hmmm rock band on the psp how will that work i mean guitar hero on the ds i get that one because the ds has touch screen i when i played guitar hero on ds it worked well but rock band on the psp how?.

XanderKage
XanderKage

Aw, too bad. Bt maybe that means we'll see RBU2? Not that it's really needed, RBU + DLC = awesomeness.

yeah_93
yeah_93

hey but they need to think better... they can relase the songs from the console's rock band 1 and 2 as a dlc to the psp.

fester420
fester420

this isn't because the game didn't sell well, are you people actually reading the article?

guitardude1243
guitardude1243

Agreed, I'd much rather spend the money on my console version than the PSP.

Karratti
Karratti

The only thing that kept me from picking this up was the fact that they never released it as a disc-less copy. I really like beats, and I liked the Unplugged demo, but this is a game that I would play one or two songs on, and so I don't want to carry a disc for it. I prefer carrying something a little more immersive in the UMD drive. Sorry, no extras.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

in other words, no one is buying songs for their PSP

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

They said they may have more as part of special events.

Poison_Me_Rum
Poison_Me_Rum

Though I think Rock Band Unplugged is an awesome little game, with some fun and addictive gameplay, I would rather spend my money on DLC for the console versions. At least that way I can rock out with the rest of the band.

spudster007
spudster007

I'd rather have rock band on the console than a portable system any day. I can see why they aren't committed to updating it.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

i would say that this means a sequel but harmonix is actually a good company and would continue to make dlc that would work for this one and the next one. seeing as this game didnt sell well i think its done

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Guess the PSP version didn't sell too well?

alpunk96
alpunk96

does anyone even give a damn about the portable one

fester420
fester420

If they have to do that to make the future of the franchise better then i am all for it.

otanikun
otanikun

Seen that coming a mile away, just keep uploading DLC to the consoles, people will get over it

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

Meh. Time to focus on a few new DLC songs for the iPhone version of Rock Band.

chano7
chano7

its a good game not a New way to play because is the same like guitar hero 1 to ps2 played whitout guitar

dukerav
dukerav

Kind of wish I had not bought the PSP game when it first released now, it was sort of an impulse buy.

GuitarAmp58
GuitarAmp58

It seems really soon to stop DLC on it already. But good to hear they're continuing DLC on the console versions.