Some Rock Band Network Songs Are Making a Comeback in Rock Band 4 DLC

Some Rock Band Network Songs Are Making a Comeback in Rock Band 4 DLC

Due to licensing issues, not everything's making a comeback though.

Long ago, when Rock Band was in its prime, there was a little thing called Rock Band Network. Rock Band Network was a service from developers Harmonix, allowing artists and record labels to get their music onto Rock Band with relative ease in order to expand the game's overall library. Plus, the artists retained full control on their songs and got some of the cut too. It was a win-win situation all around.

Now, nearly four years after the service shuttered in September 2014 and months after all of its tracks were removed from the DLC store back in February, it's sorta making a comeback to Rock Band 4. Or at least, its most popular tracks are, as confirmed on a livestream earlier this week.

"As we release these songs, we're doing full QA passes to make sure that authoring, mixes and gameplay are up to today's standards," a representative for Harmonix told Destructoid in a statement detailing the future releases of Rock Band Network tracks. "You can expect the first of these songs to be released as part of [Rock Band 4's] Rivals Season 6 with more to come alongside regular DLC over the course of the year."

Let's hope Flight of the Conchords' "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)" and "Business Time" are among the first to make their grand return. In the meantime, Rock Band 4 is available for PS4 and Xbox One with most of the series' library of DLC songs. (Sans Rock Band Network tracks, of course, until later this year.) If you're feeling nostalgic for its launch back in 2015, then you can check out our review too.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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