Rock Band Music Catalog Surpasses 2,000 Songs
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that the Rock Band music catalog will officially reach 2,000 downloadable titles next week with the release of tracks from The Jimi Hendrix Experience's classic album, Are You Experienced.
The album's title track, "Are You Experienced?", will be the one that pushes Rock Band past the 2,000-song milestone. All 2,000 tracks will be available in Rock Band 3 when the game hits store shelves on October 26 in North America, and on Oct. 29 everywhere else. Harmonix says that all previously purchased downloadable content will automatically move forward into the Rock Band 3 Music Library when players insert the disc into their console.
"The success of our song downloads has afforded us the opportunity to approach Rock Band as an interactive music platform and reshape the way gamers think of expansion content," said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of electronic games, music and programming for MTV Networks. "Our commitment to weekly releases, disc export, forward compatibility of downloads and the launch of the Rock Band Network were milestones in the development of Rock Band's vibrant digital business. Now, with the release of our 2,000th song, we are reaffirming our commitment to present new music every week – and with the new features in Rock Band 3, there will be more ways than ever to experience it."
To date, Harmonix says Rock Band fans have downloaded more than 75 million songs from the Rock Band Music Store and the Rock Band Network Music Store.