In a case of “Well I could have told you that,” it looks like Joystiq is reporting that per a conversation with John Drake at the Game Developers Conference this week, Rock Band DLC isn’t going anywhere any time soon, despite what some of the pessimists would like you to think. Logically, I would have found it very odd that Harmonix invested the time and capital to create the Facebook app to track DLC, leadboards, and requests so accurately, just to have new DLC end a few months after it was implemented.
“We’ve been really pleased with the continued performance of Rock Band downloadable content. We’ve delivered over four years of weekly DLC and over 3,500 songs for the music platform, and we have no plans to stop weekly releases any time soon.”
What I thought was a little more surprising in the Joystiq piece was that they went ahead and confirmed that we will NOT be seeing a direct sequel to Rock Band 3 this year titled “Rock Band 4,” however they remind us that we will be seeing some sort of downloadable title coming this year. So while no “Rock Band 4” this year is disappointing, Harmonix does have big plans for PAX East. They haven’t showed their cards yet, but I’m confident we will see something come the first full weekend in April in Boston.