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The Rock Band Network, a platform launched in 2010 that allowed fans, artists, and even record labels to release music for Rock Band games, is shutting down.Developer Harmonix announced the news in a forum posting this week."After four years, 2,121 songs, and countless hours of investment from some of the most talented and passionate Rock Band fans around, it's time for the sun to (officially) set on Rock Band Network," Harmonix wrote.The company explains that following the end of regular Rock Band DLC in April 2013, the Rock Band Network "has been plagued with technical issues," some of which were server-side problems at Harmonix, while others were "entirely outside of our control."As a result, Harmonix has decided to instead dedicate its resources to its other in-development titles, including Fantasia: Music Evolved and the new Amplitude."We're no longer able to operate Rock Band Network with the kind of consistency that it deserves," Harmonix explained.The music is centered mainly on the electric guitar; most of the times accompanied by bass guitar and drums, placing a big emphasis on live performance and authenticity.
Instead of just "coming every month," the updates will start "coming roughly a month apart from each other." This'll give fans a more precise window as when to expect new patches.As discussed in December this update will fix score exploits, allow leaderboard postings for Play a Show mode, and improve audio quality.The February update will also launch Rock Band 4's new Psychonauts themed-gear, available for free in the Rock Shop.Having issues with the custom song playing process? Check out the sticky topics in this forum for answers to almost all of your questions, or ask for help on the rest.Our crack (unpaid, volunteer, community member) team will do what we can to get you rocking once again.