Rock Band weekly DLC ends in April

Harmonix ends weekly DLC updates for plastic band simulator; has released over 4000 tracks across 275 consecutive weeks.


GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

After 275 consecutive weeks of new content, publisher Harmonix has announced Rock Band DLC will cease on April 2.

No Caption Provided

"In recent months we’ve scaled production down as we’ve transitioned resources onto other projects," wrote Harmonix on its blog. "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."

"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."

"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."

Over 4000 tracks have graced Rock Band's store since the original game was released in 2007, and the publisher intends to continue its current 50 per cent off sale on over 1000 of its tracks.

Last year Harmonix posted a job advertisement for a "combat designer", suggesting that its upcoming projects might take a slightly different approach to its past titles such as Dance Central, Rock Band and the original two Guitar Hero games.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 95 comments about this story