8 years after launch, Harmonix is ending DLC support for Rock Band 4. The franchise debuted back in 2015 and since then, the studio has released over 3,000 songs to the game as weekly content drops.
The studio says that users can still play all the music and enjoy all their songs for as long as they like. There are no plans to discontinue Rock Band 4 support but the final DLC will arrive on 25 January.
Harmonix was bought out by Epic Games back in 2021. The studio also worked on the incredible Fuser DJ game before focusing all its attention on the Fortnite Festive content. The studio also worked on iconic music games in the past including Dance Central, Amplitude and Fantasia: Music Evolved.
Ex-Harmonix veteran Daniel Sussman, who is now a senior product manager at Epic Games said:
” Many of you reading this own a good chunk of this content and we remain committed to protecting that investment – to be very clear, you can play the songs you own within Rock Band 4 for as long as you like,”
Harmonix currently has plans to incorporate Rock Band 4 instruments into the Fortnite Festival. The studio promises that the platform will be expanding in the months ahead.
“If you are a fan of the rhythm game category, Fortnite Festival is the place to be; and with support for RB4 instruments coming, this is not the time to hang up your guitars just yet. We deliberated long and hard about how to frame the last blast of RB DLC of this era. The last two weeks will feature some tear jerkers that sum up our feelings about this moment. We thank you for your commitment to and passion for this wonderful game.”