Rock Band Blitz – Rumors and Facts

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  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?
  • KooleKyleKooleKyle Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    Like the fixing Jet Noise, ahaha.

    I think this could actually affect RB3 somewhat. With the new game, I believe this could really revitalize the series. Henceforth producing more than 3 songs a week! How exciting!
  • ZigZag2005ZigZag2005 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?
    I would think it's more likely that RBB is designed to use existing RB folders.
  • jjdude1jjdude1 Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    Here's a thought I don't think I saw mentioned yet:

    Is Rock Band 3 going to have an export for this so that the on-disc songs can be recognized as DLC? I wonder how much that will cost.

    Or will it recognize those songs some other way?
  • meck77meck77 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    can anyone point me in the direction of the link to the livestream. thanks
  • tnevakertnevaker Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    more interesting would be if they included a way to launch the arcade game from within RB3.

    especially if you've got a huge DLC library and don't want to have to wait for it to reload when switching between games.
  • Hogan2000Hogan2000 Banned
    edited April 2012
    I know one thing bruther. They haven't revealed the other 20 songs yet dude but it better be one hell of a setlist for me to buy this bruther. Once bitten Twice Shy and Mental Health isn't going to sell me just yet bruther. I think it's cool you can transfer it to rock band 3 bruther but I'm not buying this for 2 songs I like bruther. The next 20 songs better be off the charts dude.
  • defdog99defdog99 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I guess I'm unclear how this side project affects RB3.

    SCEE and wii are on hiatus
    and for the last couple weeks DLC was "waiting for PAX East news".

    Does this mean:
    - 3 packs will be increased to 4 or 5 now that the "extra 25 songs" were squeezed into the workload the last couple months.
    - RB DLC will be more modern / pop'ish for the Blitz crowd (versus guitar heavy RB3 crowd)
    - I guess I dont understand the whole SCEE and WII on hiatus. Maybe more servers are being configured for something even larger like RB: Blitz for iphones.
  • Hogan2000Hogan2000 Banned
    edited April 2012
    Plus can't we just purchase once bitten twice shy and Mental Health when the game comes out bruther? They make it sound like it's DLC pal?
  • EhfahqEhfahq Headliner
    edited April 2012
    This kinda reminds me of the Rock Band DS game. Which I enjoy while on the crapper.

    I will probably pick it up for the DLC.
  • jeronemitchelljeronemitchell Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Hogan2000;4695744 said:
    I know one thing bruther. They haven't revealed the other 20 songs yet dude but it better be one hell of a setlist for me to buy this bruther. Once bitten Twice Shy and Mental Health isn't going to sell me just yet bruther. I think it's cool you can transfer it to rock band 3 bruther but I'm not buying this for 2 songs I like bruther. The next 20 songs better be off the charts dude.

    I don't... understand... why it must be... twenty songs? Even if... it costs $20... that's the same as... ten tracks. If you already... like two... don't you only... need to like eight... more max?

    That was my attempt at writing like Randy Orton. Unfortunately, only current WWE fans would get that. ;)
  • Odin ForceOdin Force Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Scythemaster 37;4695305 said:
    So who else is hoping that 1 or more of the 20 unrevealed songs is/are Lady Gaga song(s)?

    I know I'd be extremely lucky to get 1, but maybe since they're trying to appeal to new gamers and bring people in, they'll include Lady G! I really hope so.
    The only Gaga song I could see happening is Edge of Glory and it is entirely likely. I really believe this setlist will be poppier much like Lego. Fingers crossed for Fun.

    Random Question: Does anyone know if the RB3 on-disc songs will somehow export? I'd assume they are the songs which aren't compatible with Blitz.
  • CloudWolfCloudWolf Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Odin Force;4695779 said:
    The only Gaga song I could see happening is Edge of Glory
    Not Yoü and I? I'd say that song is a lot more Rock Band friendly.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    Like ZigZag indicated, there's no such thing as "Rock Band Blitz Files". Blitz reads RB3 files, the 25 songs in Blitz are effectively just 25 RB3 DLC tracks that come with the game. (Which makes me also agree with the all-or-nothing expectations on Pro upgrades.)

    I suspect/hope that, after Blitz launches, we'll start to see a growth over the three-a-week DLC rate we've had lately. It just makes sense to increase the output after a new game release, and the audio team will have been done authoring these tracks for a little while now so the manpower should open up.
  • Odin ForceOdin Force Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    CloudWolf;4695788 said:
    Not Yoü and I? I'd say that song is a lot more Rock Band friendly.
    I was just thinking more along the lines of the rhythm, but you're right. Pumped Up Kicks is pretty slow, too.
  • JBlack240JBlack240 Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    I hope there's a couple more metal songs besides Metal Health.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    ZigZag2005;4695725 said:
    I would think it's more likely that RBB is designed to use existing RB folders.

    I can understand it being designed to read existing RB folders (to play RBB with old RB DLC and exports). It's a dangerous move to allow it to write to the RB folders (as it would need to to get RB3 to see the new songs). Much safer to have each game have a read-only relationship with any folder that isn't its own native data folder.
  • Tom ImpTom Imp Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Hogan2000;4695744 said:
    Once bitten Twice Shy and Mental Health isn't going to sell me just yet bruther. I think it's cool you can transfer it to rock band 3 bruther but I'm not buying this for 2 songs I like bruther. The next 20 songs better be off the charts dude.

    I'm the exact opposite. I'm sold on the game simply because of those two songs ("Jessie's Girl" doesn't hurt either). I can only imagine the rest will be pretty good, so even if I only play this Blitz game once or twice, I will gladly buy it just to get the songs into my RB3 rotation.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    edited April 2012
    Masem;4695695 said:
    Here's the announce trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYuIXnniEZQ

    Someone above was asking how they will do tracks. You can see in the trailer the difference between Metal Health (4 tracks, no keys) and Jessie's Girl (5 tracks, keys).

    Ergo, the number of tracks that appear equate to the number of tracks that the song has on RB.

    That means there may be the possibility of 3 track songs (YYZ with only lead, bass, and drums) and 2 track songs (Toast from RBN with only drums and vocals).
    There are a good number of 1-track songs, too (some RBN stuff, and Song of the Century for official Harmonix charts).
    thatmarkguy;4695714 said:
    Hmm. Makes me wonder.

    Will RB3 get a title update to have it know to look in the RBB game data when building the RB3 song library?

    If so, might this be a chance for HMX to slip a few other bells and whistles into an RB3 title update?

    Who says they haven't already slipped it into this last update? Given the dev cycle on games like this, maybe they already had something anticipated.
  • samjjonessamjjones Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    FairwoodStudios;4695790 said:

    I suspect/hope that, after Blitz launches, we'll start to see a growth over the three-a-week DLC rate we've had lately. It just makes sense to increase the output after a new game release, and the audio team will have been done authoring these tracks for a little while now so the manpower should open up.

    This *could* be an important point. With a "new" title, it isn't unreasonable to expect the quantity of DLC to ramp up a bit.

    That said, if I had to bet on this, I'd bet on the 3 or 4 a week schedule to stay in place from this point on, with the occasional "big" pack every couple of months. I'd obviously love to be proven wrong.
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    tnevaker;4695742 said:
    more interesting would be if they included a way to launch the arcade game from within RB3.

    especially if you've got a huge DLC library and don't want to have to wait for it to reload when switching between games.
    That idea is not half bad! I doubt it'd be worth the trouble on HMX's side though, but it would be kinda cool.
  • MurphyRockMurphyRock Rising Star
    edited April 2012
    I am super stoked about this game. I have about 400 DLC/exports on my PS3 hard drive that I'll be able to play in it right away - what a value!!! The one unanswered question I have is, will RB3 offer a disc export before this game's release, so that we can play songs from the RB3 disc too?
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited April 2012
    Thinking about it... Doesn't this make the DLC have even more value than what it is?
    Buying a 2 dollar song would give you guitar, bass, drums, pro drums, keys, and pro keys on RB3 and then a playable track on Rock Band Blitz! That makes buying DLC even sweeter :O
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Any licensing issues as a result? I'm waiting for the inevitable "The following tracks and artists, whose songs already exist on your hard drive, cannot be played in RBB because of a licensing dispute" list.

    "and is compatible with most of the current Rock Band library of over 3,500 songs"

    Makes me wonder what exactly is the distinction between most and all. Does 'most' just mean to exclude the RB1 and 2 non-exportables, the RB3 setlist, Hier Kommt Alex and Rock and Roll Star? Or are there new songs to add to the 'labels won't play ball' list?
  • grumblevolcanogrumblevolcano Headliner
    edited April 2012
    thatmarkguy;4695835 said:
    Any licensing issues as a result? I'm waiting for the inevitable "The following tracks and artists, whose songs already exist on your hard drive, cannot be played in RBB because of a licensing dispute" list.

    "and is compatible with most of the current Rock Band library of over 3,500 songs"

    Makes me wonder what exactly is the distinction between most and all. Does 'most' just mean to exclude the RB1 and 2 non-exportables, the RB3 setlist, Hier Kommt Alex and Rock and Roll Star? Or are there new songs to add to the 'labels won't play ball' list?

    I was thinking the same thing in the form of:
    1) Can you play the RB3 setlist or exports in Blitz?
    2) Will we see the return of Rock and Roll Star, Runnin' Wild and Hier Kommt Alex?
    3) Will there be any further DLC incompatible with Blitz?
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Sayburr;4695097 said:
    Songs
    The game will feature over 20 (rumor 25) new songs that fully transferable Rock Band 3 - G4tv X-Play – Apr 3

    What do you mean rumor? Matthew Nordhaus from HMX specifically says 25 songs in the XPlay interview. He also goes on to say that "the songs are instantly playable in RB3", so this means no export fee.. right?
    thatmarkguy;4695799 said:
    I can understand it being designed to read existing RB folders (to play RBB with old RB DLC and exports). It's a dangerous move to allow it to write to the RB folders (as it would need to to get RB3 to see the new songs). Much safer to have each game have a read-only relationship with any folder that isn't its own native data folder.

    Not really. It does not touch the RB3 game, only places the tracks (aka DLC) into the relevant folders. Just like when you purchase a song from the store. When you start RB3, that game looks into the folder and says "Hey, I found new DLC... please wait a few minutes whilst I examine it.".
    thatmarkguy;4695835 said:
    "and is compatible with most of the current Rock Band library of over 3,500 songs"

    Makes me wonder what exactly is the distinction between most and all. Does 'most' just mean to exclude the RB1 and 2 non-exportables, the RB3 setlist, Hier Kommt Alex and Rock and Roll Star? Or are there new songs to add to the 'labels won't play ball' list?

    RB3 does not export yet, so I doubt you will be playing that in Blitz ;) I think the statement means, any non RB3 disc song that can be played in RB3 will work in Blitz. I'm wondering if RBN Demo songs work.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    Blasteroids;4695850 said:
    RB3 does not export yet, so I doubt you will be playing that in Blitz ;) I think the statement means, any non RB3 disc song that can be played in RB3 will work in Blitz. I'm wondering if RBN Demo songs work.

    I don't remember where he said it, but I believe Nord commented that "Pro upgrades and XBox demos" (referring to RBN demos) will not be available or functional in Blitz.
  • firedoom666firedoom666 Headliner
    edited April 2012
    according to this Rock Band 3 on-disc songs wont import to Rock BAnd Blitz and Harmonix has no plans to export RB3 yet
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    FairwoodStudios;4695853 said:
    I don't remember where he said it, but I believe Nord commented that "Pro upgrades and XBox demos" (referring to RBN demos) will not be available or functional in Blitz.
    Must have missed that part, but it's what I suspected.
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited April 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4695827 said:
    Thinking about it... Doesn't this make the DLC have even more value than what it is?
    Buying a 2 dollar song would give you guitar, bass, drums, pro drums, keys, and pro keys on RB3 and then a playable track on Rock Band Blitz! That makes buying DLC even sweeter :O
    As I said, how well the cross-compatability works remains to be seen. I want to see how broken the Andromeda/Chaotrope/Evile/Dream Theater/etc charts are.
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