58 has been done before
. 60 is too small of a jump. 70 is getting closer, but still isn't awe inspiring. Now 80, 80 is a number that can be celebrated and a number that accurately describes the number of master tracks that will be included with Rock Band 2
According to an AP interview with the CEO of Harmonix Alex Rigopulos, Rock Band 2
"will feature a playlist of over 80 songs -- all master recordings" including more " female-fronted bands and artists who have never contributed tunes to a music game." Rigopulos also confirmed that in a few weeks during E3, they plan on announcing the entire setlist for the game of which a few tracks have already been leaked
. It's also interesting to hear that Harmonix plans on "broadening the musical genres of available downloadable content" for Rock Band
, with MTV president Van Toffler mentioning that they plan to take the Rock Band
platform and open it up to "the genres of music to country, hip-hop and R&B". Not so "Rock" Band, but musically diverse ... interesting.