Rock Band’s last downloadable song will be Don McLean’s “American Pie”

Mar 22, 2013
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Developer Harmonix announced last month that continued DLC content for Rock Band would be ending in April, and that time is slowly approaching, sadly. The developer has announced the last song to come off the Rock Band DLC assembly line, which will be Don McLean's 1971 classic "American Pie". The song will be available for download on April 2.

Of course, "American Pie" is one of the greatest songs out there that you can use to signify an ending to something, although my love for 90s rock says that Semisonic's "Closing Time" is also up there on the list. Either way, Rock Band gamers will be able to sing off the weekly DLC of the game come early next month.

This marks the end to an over 275 consecutive week run consisting of more than 4,000 songs that have been released on Rock Band for gamers to play along with. The song was announced at PAX East during a party hosted by Harmonix. The developer also said that the song they'll be releasing will be the full 8-minute version.

Harmonix says they have several new titles in development, and they want to start putting more focus on those in the future, which means that they have to give up some of their time and resources from other games, and Rock Band just so happened to get the ax this time around. No further plans for Rock Band have been discussed, but we're guessing the series will be no more after the ending of the DLC.

[via Polygon]


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