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Old 07-31-17, 10:39 AM   #1701
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

There goes any hope of Backwards-Compatibility : Rock Band Blitz is getting delisted on 8/28. Grab it before then if you want it.


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Old 07-31-17, 04:04 PM   #1702
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

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Old 07-31-17, 04:25 PM   #1703
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

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There goes any hope of Backwards-Compatibility : Rock Band Blitz is getting delisted on 8/28. Grab it before then if you want it.


That's weird because they already allowed the license for those songs to be transferred to Rock Band 4 so I don't know why they were never able to make the game backwards compatible.
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Old 07-31-17, 07:08 PM   #1704
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
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Old 07-31-17, 08:59 PM   #1705
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

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One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
Why doesn't it? Harmonix got the licensing rights to allow the songs to be transferred to their new product on the current gen systems. One would think that would also allow them to make the game backwards compatible if they wanted to. I could see them not bringing any of the mainline Rock Band titles to BC because they would cut into RB4 sales but Rock Band Blitz is enough of its own thing for them to co-exist.
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Old 07-31-17, 09:06 PM   #1706
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

Because there's more to RBB than the songs. Sure, licensing the songs may have something to do with it, especially with how they were distributed, but it's just as easily likely the code isn't very amenable to the BC environment or it's possible that HMX doesn't want to pay whatever fees or other requirements MS has.

It may just not be worth the effort. Or it may be that they're planning to release it on X1 so the BC version would cut into their profits. Or it may be confusing since they can't put out any DLC for it as it lives on the back of that marketplace and the BC version would not have access to the RB4 library.

I would love a new RBB that accesses my entire library again.
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Old 07-31-17, 09:15 PM   #1707
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

So we went from "absolutely nothing to do with" to "may have something to do with".

I realize their are multiple back end reasons why Harmonix probably didn't bring it over. I simply said I thought it was weird they didn't since out of all their games it makes the most sense to be backwards compatible.
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Old 07-31-17, 10:22 PM   #1708
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

Licensing isn't code. Licensing isn't BC.

Moving DLC forward was always a core tenet of RB4 "as a platform". RBB as a game didn't get that guarantee.
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Old 08-01-17, 01:20 PM   #1709
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

My guess is that since all the RBB DLC is tied to the 360 store it would have to be re coded somehow to talk to the X1 store, verify the RB4 DLC, and then magically translate all your entitlements properly.

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Old 08-02-17, 02:31 PM   #1710
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

HMX is doing a "season pass" for new DLC songs that will be featured as Spotlight songs.

twitter.com/RockBand/status/892823313260662784

I can't read the actual HMX forum post linked to that tweet due to a work firewall, so if someone can repost it here, that would be cool.
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Old 08-02-17, 02:36 PM   #1711
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Reddit to the rescue:

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Brand new to Rock Band this month – a season pass to select, new Rock Band DLC. Each week for the duration of the season (eight weeks), players who purchase the Season 2 Spotlight Pass will be granted a permanent entitlement to whichever new release is featured as a Spotlight Song in that week’s Rivals Mode challenge (a total of eight songs). The Season 2 Spotlight Pass will cost $13.49 and be available for purchase beginning August 24 on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for the duration of Rivals Season 2, which ends on October 17, 2017.
Also, some DLC announcements for the remainder of August:

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Arctic Horrors – “Black Seas” (Free DLC for Rock Band Rivals owners)

The Black Cheers – “(You’re) Breakin’ Up” (Free DLC for Rock Band Rivals owners)

Blondfire – “True Confessions”

Catfish And The Bottlemen – “Postpone”

Garbage – “Stupid Girl”

Parks – “Sweater Weather” (Free DLC for Rock Band Rivals owners)

The Shelters – “Rebel Heart”

Spirit Kid – “To My Romeo” (Free DLC for Rock Band Rivals owners)

Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”

Ted Nugent – “Stranglehold”
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Old 08-02-17, 02:43 PM   #1712
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

I don't get the point of a Season Pass on Spotlight Songs. AT ALL. Can't imagine buying DLC songs you don't even know of yet.

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Love that one. Will pass on all the rest.
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Old 08-03-17, 12:34 PM   #1713
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

I think it works out best for those who have to have EVERY song. Makes sense.
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Old 08-03-17, 01:02 PM   #1714
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Re: Rock Band 4 (XB1/PS4, 2015)

damn @ Ted Nugent & Sugar Ray.
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Old 08-03-17, 02:19 PM   #1715
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damn @ Ted Nugent & Sugar Ray.
Hell yeah! Stranglehold is one of the greatest classic rock songs ever in my humble opinion.
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