Rock Band 4 has slowly been adding in song imports from all of its previous games. RB1 and 3 had already made their way to the game, with Microsoft’s Xbox One getting access to some of the other games a bit earlier than its PS4 counterpart. That ends next week, with a bit of extra goodness thrown in by Harmonix.
Announced on Twitter, Rock Band 4 will be getting song imports from RB2, as well as LEGO Rock Band some time next week. Xbox One gamers can already get these, and a few other game’s songs imported into the latest game, but Sony’s console seemed to be having some trouble with it. The licensing involved in stuff like this must be a total nightmare, as Harmonix has to deal with the artists, as well as the console manufacturer, who has to work out how the downloads will be handled on the storefront.
Luckily Harmonix has gotten it worked out, saying “Update for SCEA players: RB2 export redownload will not be available this week. However, next week we’ll have BOTH RB2 and LEGO.” The process will likely be the same as either Rock Band or RB3, where you have to download the songs individually, or as a pack. We’ll have to wait for more info to determine the exact process.
There are still some Rock Band properties that don’t have imports available on either console. These include Green Day and a few of the song packs. Harmonix has promised to have all of them working eventually, so just keep checking for more info.
Rock Band 4 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One.