You're undoubtedly familiar with our Rock Band Weekly
feature. Harmonix has been able to produce weekly DLC for the Rock Band
franchise across nearly every platform it graces, so it came as a surprise when we discovered the studio's hesitant attitude towards The Beatles
. While three albums are already in the works
as DLC, Harmonix representative John Drake told The BBPS that future releases are entirely dependent on sales of the initial batch of DLC. His explanation? "It costs thousands of dollars" to produce the DLC.
"It's not like Rock Band
where we wait for the masters to come in and just author them ... its like, send people to Abbey Road, use the original tape, separate them out," Drake detailed. In addition to the audio work that must be done, Harmonix has also promised to include original dreamscapes
for future downloadable content as well.
It seems likely Harmonix will find the sales necessary to produce more DLC, considering the retail success
of the game so far. "If they sell well, we'll have a lot more content," Drake promises.