No More Beatles: Rock Band DLC

by AlexB on February 19, 2010 · 38 comments

I hope you’re satisfied with the current Beatles: Rock Band DLC, because it’s likely going to be the last of it. Earlier this week, Viacom blamed MTV games for the 6% financial decline of 2009. Viacom also pointed Beatles: Rock Band out, due to lack of SKUs sold, and the fact that Beatles hit 1 million sales in early December. However, Viacom noted Beatles: Rock Band’s strong launch.

A representative from Harmonix games explained to the press that “Beatles DLC isn’t so easy to produce. It takes thousands of dollars to release an album. It’s possible to see more Beatles DLC, but it is currently unlikely.”

Harmonix has not confirmed the end of DLC for Beatles: Rock Band, but with Viacom’s announcement of annual sales, it is very unlikely.




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David Stephens February 19, 2010 at 11:03 am

Yeah I downloaded Abbey Road and then stopped buying DLC for that game. There just wasn’t enough people with Abbey Road online for me to justify purchasing more, probably even less popular albums. Plus all the songs that seemed most fun to play from Sgt. Pepper’s and Rubber Soul were already in the game, so buying those albums felt sort of pointless.

Ryan February 26, 2010 at 10:09 am

NOOO! I need Revolver and The White Album. It’s sad that there are so many songs that are going to be left out. I guess I can just learn how to play those songs on a real instrument.

spencer February 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

idk I think if all you need is love does alright they might do some more. I agree with you on revolver that would be sweet. I would be happy with all the pre rubber soul too with no dreamscapes.Hopefully your wrong but those are some good points. I wish they would atleast let us know what was going on after saying we would get the entire beatles catalog.

george March 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

i think they should put out some of their older work, like Help and Please Please Me.

Aran March 1, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Though I am a big fan of the Beatles later work, I feel that the early songs are the most fun to play in this game. Thus, it is quite tragic that we don’t have more songs from those earlier albums, but instead have stuff like the Abbey Road medley and “Lovely Rita”. I would buy songs like If I Fell, I Should Have Known Better, I’ve Just Seen A Face, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away … it is really quite tragic that after all the work of putting together this game, we don’t get to have those songs.

Brettley March 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Help, I need some DLC! As one of, if not the, most popular band of all time, it would be foolish not to put the entire catalog on DLC. The songs are timeless. Therefore the albums should be available for all time. I want to be playing The White Album when I’m 64. Come on, in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make!!!! All you need is love!!! If they don’t make any more DLC my guitar shall weep for all eternity. If I needed someone, it would be the people that make the DLC!

Brettley you're a nob March 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Brettley you’re a nob. Don’t humiliate yourself. P.S. Revolver please.

Scotty March 21, 2010 at 4:18 am

Goddamnit. I really wanted the two reunion tracks. This is absurd – I bet you anything they made a ton of money. Greedy bastards ….

Brent March 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I bet you ANYTHING that it wasn’t mtv GAMES that lost viacom money. I bet it was the fucking REALITY SHOWS ON MUSIC TELEVISION that lost them money.

john March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm

ok… i thought this would be an easy decision for well…everyone! Buy Beatles Rock Band. Then go online and buy every peice of downloadable content that is being offered. Why? That’s another easy one. Because it’s amazing. It’s the Beatles. Didn’t know much of a stronger arguement than that. Just simply put, the Beatles are amazing and if your not familiar with their music I cant think of a better opportunity to become aquainted with some of the most pleasurable music that has ever been released. Everytime I put the game in and play I know why it is I feel in love with them for the first time. Don’t you know it’s gonna last? A love that lasts forever, a love that has no past. Don’t let me down.

Sean March 31, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Ugh! They have to release Help! and you also need Hey Jude! I have Beatles Rock Band parties and everybody is dying to have a huge Hey Jude encore!

Dave April 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

BOOOOOOO! What’s with bigger companies like Activision and Viacom pushing around the real game developers like Harmonix, MTV games, and IW? We NEED more DLC for this game because you just can’t get enough Beatles music! Whatever happened to supplying customers with what they want–taking risks to deliver the best products? This penny-pinching will lose them many consumers and ultimately lead to their end.

Dave April 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I have had the game, bass, mic + stand, and drum set for 360 since 9/9/09 and have played the game just about every day since! I know it sounds ridiculous but whenever I feel like listening to the Beatles, I just play the game and it is SO MUCH FUN! I even got the Rickenbacker a couple months ago and I rarely play with two guitarists–that’s how dedicated I, and everyone else, am to this game and its awesome piece in Beatles history. Please, I beg you, if you like the Beatles even a little bit, you have to get this game. It is a 10/10 in my book and that’s coming from someone who has been playing games for over a decade on a regular basis and knows what makes a good game. Trust me, this game is fantastic so you really need to get it in some form before the bastards at Viacom take away the bundles that come with the awesome Beatle instruments! Stop thinking about it and get it!

javier April 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

and in the end the love you make is equal to the love you take!

please more DLC for this game

a beatles fans of Chile!

Collin April 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

if only the developers were listening to us…..

Ruth April 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Viacom has a really shitty history of blaming everyone except themselves for their company’s losses (I’ve seen this happen to several Nickelodeon Nicktoons), even when it’s evident that their own incompetence is responsible.

I honestly wish someone would storm their headquarters and set fire to them. Assholes deserve it for all the crap they’ve done to good people.

nicotine April 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm

if its so har to release DLC how bout Beates Rockband 2, plenty of songs left out for another entire game

todd April 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm

revolver at least ! PLEASE !!!!!!!

bradd June 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

They can make thousands of worthless songs on rock band, and not have another Beatles album out.
Wow.

Joe June 16, 2010 at 6:46 am

i think they should just release the rest of the songs as singles, so they make more and dont spend as much.

Bryce June 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

Wish they would make Help!, Please Please me, or even Revolver.. Damn Viacom for their idiotic Selfishness.

Eric June 27, 2010 at 11:08 am

Maybe they are surprising us with The Beatles Rock Band 2. I mean come on why would the forget about this game its the beat Rock Band and it does not take that long to make a single album.They are gonna put every song on Beatles Rock Band 2 but if they dont put every song on they will probably add the rest in the marketplace

Eric June 27, 2010 at 11:11 am

Well thats atleast what im guessing (:

jorge June 28, 2010 at 10:46 am

no. i wanted more dlc. i have every single song of the abbey road, sgt peppers, rubber soul. and have all you need is love in the game. i was looking forward to getting more dlc. im so sad

Matthew July 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

@Brent

I completely agree. Silent Library? Really? The Beatles Rock Band is the reason for failure and shows like that have nothing to do with it?

Cryptochuck July 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm

>.< i really dont understand why they waster there time with albums espicly the later ones since i mean half the stuff you place in Sgt pepper is all intremental. If they want this stuff to see they need YESRTERDAY! I'm down, HEY JUDE, and alot of there earler work. i mean all the early work they made was to be preformed and have a good time. not when they got all self consited and made albums just to pelase them selves like The Beatles (white Album) i mean wo really want to put in the disk and play honey pie or revultion 9? all im saying i would probly give my left nut for I'm down and yesterday.

Cryptochuck July 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm

BTW i think this game failed majorly beacuse you couldnt import them to rock band 2 switching dics is ot much of a hasle for people now days.

tanner July 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

if i could pick the next album for dlc, id go with revolver. just for my love of that album in particular, and for Harrison`s other tracks on that album. like love to you, and i want to tell you.

brendan August 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

i want magical mystery tour and revolver and help. instead of greenday rockband they shouldve done more beatles dlc

Andrew August 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

i too would really like to see some more dlc albums like the white album or let it be.. but the thing is, they’ll probably have you playing a different instrument on guitar thats nothing like it ( for example, they had you playing violin on “i am the walrus”, the trumpet on “carry that weight”, and the piano on “a day in the life” and “in my life” where there are guitar parts in the song. they even animate george/john strumming the guitar chords!) which i think is completely stupid. for songs without drums, they didn’t give the drummer a part (which i understood) but i don’t see why they don’t do the same thing for guitar instead of assigning it an instrument of no similarity. id be more intrested in buying the dlc if they did the songs correctly, having us play the correct instruments.

Jett August 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Please people. We all know that BRB was a huge seller. All the baby boomers from that era must likely AT LEAST looked at the game at K-Mart. Have fun with what HMX gave to us. It’s not much but hey, they gave us three of the top 13 albums in the catalogue! There’ll be more dlc. Don’t jump ship yet :D

StrawberryFlowermaster42 August 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

WHAT?! i wanted the White Album and the Love album and the anthologies soooooooooooooooooooooooooo badly ):……. i wanted to know what Revoution 9 is like on it…..

StrawberryFlowermaster42 August 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

they should make all albums on it….

Miggler September 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

Please put out more DLC. I bought all the others and would buy more. Do at least a “reunion pack”. I would love to play “Real Love” and “Free as a Bird”.

StrawberryFlowermaster42 September 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm

i want love!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >.<
i wanted 2 play for 1 hr and 20 min strait on drums that would be fun!!! but hard…

Alan September 29, 2010 at 2:53 pm

The best song for DLC I think are
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Strawberry Fields Forever
Please Please Me (song)
Hey Jude
Let It Be
We Can Work It Out
Yesterday
Help!
No Reply
Roll Over Beethoven
She Loves You
Love Me Do
For No One
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Those Songs are Gold specially, Not a new album is too much, but songs are ok like this one I wrote.

omg October 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

omg they really have to put your going to lose that girl (at least)

Casey Parnell December 7, 2010 at 7:23 am

This Goes For Anybody From The Creators Of The Beatles Rock Band Game! So If Your Reading This Please Read Carefully Or Slowly So You Can Understand OK!! I Have Been Trying For Months Requesting Songs And Albums For The Beatles Rock Band Game! Me Myself And Other Fans Wanna See Some More! I Have Posted Forms In The Community Before About This But For Some Reason (I Don’t Know Why) I Got Banned From It! I Have Requested Songs And Albums Day After Day For Several Months Now And Nothing! Heres What I Have To Say And I Will Not Go Away Until Something Becomes Of This Because I Want Some More DLC For This Game!

Ya’ll Need To Get on The Ball And Include Every Single Rest Of The Beatles Albums And Songs Ya’ll Left Out Of The Beatles Rock Band Game! The 3 Albums Already Up For DLC And The Rest Of The Songs Already Included In The Game Aren’t Enough! Ya’ll Really Need To Listen To The Fans And Give What The Fans Want, And Not Just Pick The Songs Ya’ll Want! Ya’ll Say Some Where On Google That Ya’ll Aren’t Doing Anymore For The Beatles Rock Band Because Of Lack Of Sales? It Shouldn’t Matter About The Sales, (Read This Very Carefully) IT SHOULD MATTER WHAT THE FANS WANT!! I Guarantee You Guys, Ya’ll Put Out Every Single Beatles Album Up For DLC Ya’ll Will Make Alot Of Fans Like Myself Happy! I Will Buy Every Single One Of There Albums For DLC! Again Ya’ll Need To Give The Fans What They Want And I’m Telling Ya’ll A True Beatles Fan Wants All There Songs, And I Know That Me And All Beatles Fans Feel Like This Game Is Incomplete Without The Rest Of There Songs! Please Include A lot More To This Game Then Ya’ll Have Already Contributed!

If There Are Any Beatles Fans That Are Reading This Then Take This Advice! If Ya’ll Really Wanna See Some More Added To This Game Like Myself Then We All Really Need To Grab Harmonix And Mtv Games By The Throat And I Mean Sending Email After Email To Them, Keep On Keeping On Makeing Request After Non Stop Request On Rockband.com Or Even Keep On Keeping On Makeing Phone Calls To Them! Here’s There Phone # (650) 628-1001! To Me This Game Is Incrediable And They Have Only Halfassed It By Only Includeing 3 Albums And The Songs THEY Picked To Be In The Game! The Game Would Fully Be Comeplete With Every Single Beatles Song, And Every Single Beatles Fan Like Myself Very Happy:)

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