Sorry if this was mentioned in another thread, but I couldn't find it. In Game Informer (May 2013), there's a couple pages about RB ending, with these quotes from Alex Rigopoulos:
"While we don't have any active title releases in development right now, it's never far from our thoughts, and you can be sure that this franchise will be back, guns blazing, at some point in the future when the time is right."
And more interestingly, regarding DLC:
"Certainly, it would be our ambition if and when we migrate Rock Band to the eighth-generation consoles, it would be our ambition to carry forward players' entitlements and their music libraries to the next generation. That investment that players have made over the years in those libraries is something that we would want to take great pains to protect as we carry Rock Band into the future."
Is that even possible? With the nightmare of licensing, it seemed like everyone assumed it could never happen. What exactly is the licensing deal? Obviously some (all?) songs are ending after 5 years unless there's a new deal, but what are the terms? Songs can be exported to any new Rock Band game on the same console (gen) you bought them on? Or is it actually more general, like "any Rock Band game on the Xbox platform," without specifying which gen? They would have to relicense every single song for next gen, right?
It definitely makes me happy to read those quotes. Hope it happens.