After many months of waiting, Harmonix has fulfilled their promise of delivering Rock Band 1 song imports to Rock Band 4. The feature went live today, after a recent announcement that they would arrive “very soon”. Those of you who have already exported your songs out of Rock Band 1 should have no trouble getting the songs into the latest game, but be prepared for a longer process if you haven’t previously exported them before. In fact, the export key was supposed to expire already, though you can sometimes get one if you search around and contact the right customer service.
Once you have the key, you can load up Rock Band 4, you will then use this to get the songs from the previous game. Here’s the steps:
“Start Rock Band 4 and navigate to “Get More Songs”. Scroll down to the tab “Exports”. Navigate to the “RB1 Disc Export Pack”. Select “RB1 Disc Export Pack”. If you have been verified, it will say FREE to the right of the Pack. Selecting this will bring you to the PlayStation®Store for your free download. Press the white arrow located next to each track to begin the download process. Once complete, navigate to your song library. The exported Rock Band (1) tracks should be available in your song library to play! Be sure to restart Rock Band 4 if you do not see your recently downloaded tracks in-game immediately. You can always navigate to the “Add-Ons” section of Rock Band 4 in the Main Menu to download any individual tracks you did not initially download from the purchase completion screen.”
47 of Rock Band’s original tracks will export into Rock Band 4 at this time. The following songs will come at a later date: Anarchy Club – “Blood Doll”, Bang Camaro – “Pleasure (Pleasure)”, Death of the Cool – “Can’t Let Go”, Freezepop – “Brainpower”, Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives – “I Get By”, The Acro-brats – “Day Late, Dollar Short”, Tribe – “Outside”, and VAGIANT – “Seven”. Furthermore, the following three songs will never be exportable due to licensing issues: Black Sabbath – “Paranoid”, Iron Maiden – “Run to the Hills”, Metallica – “Enter Sandman”.
This export process is currently live for the US, though European players will have to wait a little bit longer. More news should come soon. Rock Band 2, Green Day, and others still need to have their export process released, so stay tuned for that as well.