It all started in 2005 with the release of Guitar Hero. Harmonix then headed over to EA where the idea of a palstic guitar was then expanded to feature a whole band.
Roughly 4000 DLC songs have been released over 275 weeks but now Harmonix has announced the impending end of new Rock Band music. April 2nd will be the last weekly DLC release for Rock Band.
“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,” Harmonix wrote on its forum.
“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.”
“Whether you waited in line for a midnight release of Rock Band over five 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 neighbours moved away… whether you’re a metal shredder, or a bubblegum pop singer… thank you for being a part of our band,” Harmonix wrote.
Harmonix has been responsible for the more popular Dance Central Kinect games. The studio’s post revealed that there are “several” new games in development with rumours pointing toward a next gen release.