This is the discussion thread for the recent announcement concerning the release of RB Blitz tracks as singles and plans for upcoming RB DLC. You can check out the full announcement for more info and review the FAQ below, but if you have any additional questions or comments feel free to post in this discussion thread.
1. Why are you releasing Blitz tracks as DLC?
There are a number of reasons why we’re releasing Blitz tracks as DLC. This will be the first time that Wii rockers have had access to these tracks, as Blitz was only available on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Additionally, since the announcement of Blitz, we’ve received a number of vocal requests from members of the community that wanted to pick and choose from singles off the setlist. As we’ve seen with previous Track Pack DLC releases, there is definitely a segment of the community interested in purchasing tracks piecemeal.
2. Will there be any new content available alongside the Blitz singles?
There may be one or two instances where Blitz singles releases are accompanied by previously unreleased content, and there are several Pro Guitar upgrades planned as well. For the most part the Blitz singles will be released by themselves.
3. Are you switching to a bi weekly Blitz schedule because you’re running out of DLC?
We still have some great DLC on the schedule, including the addition of several bands that have not yet appeared in Rock Band, as well as the return of some old favorites. The bi weeks in between Blitz releases will still feature new DLC releases, carrying us well beyond 4,000 total tracks in the library.
4. How long will the bi weekly Blitz releases run for?
The Blitz singles will likely be released in 3-4 song batches every other week over the course of the next 3 months until all 25 songs are available.
5. Why aren’t you releasing all the Blitz songs at once?
Releasing large batches of songs requires a ton of production bandwidth, both for our DLC team and for 1st party testers. Even though these songs were previously available in Blitz, releasing them as singles still requires additional testing and submission time that wasn’t available while developing other titles.
6. Will there be Pro upgrades for the Blitz singles?
We’re planning on adding Pro upgrades for 6 of the Blitz singles. These upgrades should be available to those that have already purchased Blitz, similar to how the Pro upgrades worked for the recent Green Day DLC / GDRB export.
7. What are these new IPs you’re working on? Are any of them RB related / instrument based music games?
Harmonix has several new projects in the works, but unfortunately no Rock Band news at the moment. You can keep posted to HarmonixMusic.com for future project announcements.