Export RB1 Songs For Use In RB2
The original Rock Band sold well over 3 million copies, which means there are a whole lot of music fans out there who intend to purchase Rock Band 2. But wouldn't you love it if the sequel were fully backwards compatible; not just in regards to the instruments, but to the tracks, too?
Harmonix figures you'd appreciate such a feature, which leads us to their recent announcement made over at the official Rock Band forums: they are giving PS3 users the chance to "export RB1 songs to their system in advance of the launch of RB2!" The patch that will allow this comes Thursday, September 11, along with the ability to use the Guitar Hero III Les Paul PS3 controller. Oh, and by the way, Harmonix is resubmitting their new track pack that caused problems last week, as shown in this part of the post:
"We are resubmitting the tracks to Sony today and hope to have fixed content up on the PlayStation store as soon as possible. Users will then be able to replace the broken tracks by re-downloading this content for no additional charge. If you don't feel like re-downloading this content and can wait a week, the title update that is launching on 9/11 will fix it automatically. We appreciate your patience."
So, fully amped up for Rock Band 2 yet? This is guaranteed to be an ongoing series, so it certainly helps if the developers continue to make most aspects of each game compatible with subsequent entries. We're talking about a relatively expensive proposition each year, you know?
9/7/2008 John Shepard