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As communicated sometime last month, Sony Europe and Harmonix are following through on restoring DLC for Sony Europe Rock Band players. And as predicted, the backlog of DLC will also be addressed, quite a bit quicker than even we anticipated, as well.
Arriving tomorrow, Sony Europe players will receive a title update upon launching Rock Band 3. With the title update tomorrow also comes the Evanescence DLC from early April. Next week, the remainder of the backlog will be restored, which includes Slayer, P!nk, Cinderella, Eddie Money/Train/Yellowcard, and whatever next week’s DLC will be.
UPDATE: @HMXHenry talked to the audio team and posted a comment on RockBand.com that RBN releases should be coming out alongside the core DLC, so the RBN tracks that came out with the Evanescence DLC should come out on 5/2 along with the Evanescence DLC. All missed RBN tracks should be out by 5/9.
It looks like the original announcement about DLC outages affecting select consoles and region through sometime this summer may be resolving much sooner than anticipated.
Hey all, we have some good news! This temporary DLC outage, while originally expected to run through the beginning of the summer, should be wrapped up much sooner. Thanks to some hardworking devs here at Harmonix and some good luck with the submission, it’s looking like this will likely be resolved in early May. We’ll update this thread and future DLC announcements with specific dates when we have more info in the coming days. Thanks so much for your continued patience.
The official @RockBand Twitter recently tweeted a link to an announcement over at the RockBand.com forums from @HMXHenry about some temporary changes coming to DLC. Starting on April 1st, players on the PS3 (Europe and Australia only) and the Nintendo Wii will experience a temporary interruption in new DLC and RBN DLC offerings.
Existing DLC will still be available (and available exports will still be possible) to those outlined above, but due to changes in publishing arrangements as a result of Harmonix becoming an independent developer once again, new DLC will be taking a break for a little while. There is no announced date as to when service will resume, but Harmonix expects service to return to normal sometime in the summer.
Players on the Xbox 360 and North America PS3 players should not be affected by these changes.
UPDATE: Based on some of the community feedback, we’re adding additional clarity to the article… for those that read the articles before providing said feedback, anyway.
Harmonix has updated the effective date of the DLC outage to April 3rd, to convince people that this is not some sort of April Fool’s Day prank. The DLC normally scheduled for that day will be the first in the scheduled down time. The estimated downtime is being quoted at this time by @HMXHenry as roughly “three months,” and could (and will) change depending upon how proceedings progress.
Also, Harmonix is noting that the process to update the publishing arrangements is about a year old, and some console makers/regions are more timely in their legal wranglings than others, so anger directed at Harmonix is clearly misdirected.
Once everything has been resolved, while there are no guarantees, @HMXHenry expects that the backlog of missed DLC should be made available in increments to help those affected catch up to everyone else.
Unless noted, all songs are $1.99.
- A Day to Remember – Better Off This Way
- Amberian Dawn – Dreamchaser
- Drugstore Fanatics – Hangman *
- Magnus ‘SoulEye’ Pålsson – Pressure Cooker *
- Rose of Jericho – Buried Cold (RB3 version) *
* Denotes $.99 track.