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You’ll be able to import Rock Band 3’s tracks to Rock Band 4 by the end of the year

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Rock Band 4 is out in most of the world, but it’s only coming to South African stores later this year, probably around December. That may actually be a good thing. While the core mechanics of Rock Band 4 elevate it beyond its former iterations, the on-disc track list leaves a little to be desired, becoming instead a way to sell more songs – stuff you actually want to play – as DLC.

The local delay may actually be a good thing. That on-disc stuff has seldom been a problem for Rock Band, because in most sequels and add-ons, players are able to import the on-disc songs from previous games (barring a few hampered by licencing issues). That functionality doesn’t exist in Rock Band 4. Yet. It’s something that Harmonix is actively working on, and hopes to have available by year’s end.

“We’re hard at work trying to make Rock Band 3 exportable into Rock Band 4 and are shooting to have that available with the December 8 feature update,” Harmonix says.

If you want to bring content in from all of the other Rock band games – like the first two games, LEGO Rockband and the Green Day one, you’ll need to have those exported to Rock Band 3 already. As the export options for many of those are no longer available, if you haven’t done so already you’re out of luck.

If bringing Rock Band 3 songs n to the game is something you’re keen on, despite not owning Rock Band 3, you’ll have to hurry; the game won’t be available for sale after October 31.

For most South Africans though, Rock Band is secondary when it comes to music games. Thanks to a stronger Activision presence than an EA, and now Mad Catz One, Guitar Hero’s been available in more stores, more often.

On that note, the newest Guitar Hero is out this Friday – and it’s rather good.

Last Updated: January 4, 2017


  1. Grand Admiral Chief

    October 22, 2015 at 08:05



  2. VampyreSquirrel

    October 22, 2015 at 08:07

    That’s definitely not a bad thing. MOAR SONGS!


  3. WitWolfy

    October 22, 2015 at 08:08

    Just one thing though… We South Africans could never buy songs while on SA accounts last gen anyways… All of us had to make US or UK accounts just to buy the damned DLC, so would releasing it in December just mean we got the game a bit later than everybody else because SHUT UP?!?

    It’s not as if we can’t just re download all the songs again on our secondary UK or US accounts like we did last gen if we really wanted to.

    Can we please get confirmation if we RSA users will have the privilege this time around to actually being able to download songs, instead of jumping accounts to do so?

    That be great……


  4. Marius Nell

    October 22, 2015 at 08:19

    just a pity the guitar hero dual guitar bundle has been delayed locally and no one can say to when except some time in november


    • WitWolfy

      October 22, 2015 at 08:21

      I don’t think the Guitar Hero’s guitar will work with RB4 this time around though.. Meaning we need two dif types of plastic guitar, one per game.

      Someone please correct me if I’m wrong…


      • HairyEwok

        October 22, 2015 at 08:24

        Unless RB4 uses the same layout as GH:L then no. Besides they did say that previous GH guitars will not work on the new one, so it’s safe to assume that the new guitar will not work on RB4.


      • Geoffrey Tim

        October 22, 2015 at 08:56

        New GH guitars will NOT WORK with Rockband.


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