With tracks from Keith Urban, Mumford & Sons, Lynyrd Skynyrd and R.E.M, the base Rock Band 4 game offers an eclectic mix of tracks that has something for everyone. This ethos appears to be carrying over to the game’s weekly DLC as following the Aerosmith track pack and and songs from the 70s, Harmonix has just announced some downloadable ‘Modern Hits’.
Also in the Rock Band 4 world, Harmonix has shed some more light on the situation with missing DLC, with many European PS4 players unable to get their hands on either the legacy DLC that was promised prior to the game’s release, or the weekly content updates. Find out more and read Harmonix’ statement on that after the break.
Rock Band 4 ‘Modern Hits’ DLC
Rock Band 4‘s Modern Hits DLC includes the following (four) tracks:
- “Sing” by Ed Sheeran (it comes bundled with “Young Blood” by Saint Raymond)
- “Riptide” by Vance Joy
- “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon
Each track is available individually for $1.99. They will be available on PS4 and Xbox One from November 17.
Rock Band 4‘s Missing DLC – Harmonix Responds
Last month we updated you on the situation regarding the missing Rock Band 4 DLC in Europe. While legacy DLC, as well as the weekly DLC releases, are all available for Xbox One players worldwide and PS4 players in North America, PS4 players in Europe have been unable to access this DLC since the game launched at the beginning of October.
At the time, Mad Catz (Rock Band 4‘s co-publisher) explained that it’s because SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) has different technical requirements and specifications than the American branch, SCEA . Harmonix has now further addressed the situation in a post on the PlayStation Blog, below is a quote from the article:
“There are currently 431 songs with issues on PlayStation Store in the SCEE region. We expected we’d be able to say “it’s fixed” a lot sooner than it has turned out to be. Our DLC producers have been working very closely with their counterparts at SCEE all along to identify and solve problems in the submission and entitlement process as they come up. The SCEE folks have outlined a solution which will resolve the lion’s share of marketplace issues in one bulk update. SCEE is already well underway with the process and targeting early December for release for the content to be updated in the Store.”
While many are glad to know that things are progressing many Rock Band 4 players in Europe are still frustrated. Although part of the post offers “more in depth information” by saying that there are “many variables that need to be checked and built into the development cycle”, players are still confused as to why DLC that has already been cleared by SCEA, and has passed through the laws of the various countries under the SCEE jurisdiction, isn’t available for them. It seems that fans are less angry by the delay at this point and are more angry at the lack of info.
Harmonix says that they’ll “communicate any further information as it comes up” so we’ll let you know on any further developments.