Rock Band

Whether it be Rock Band or Guitar Hero, the world of plastic instrument based games has been fairly quiet for the last five years.

After 275 weeks between 2007 and 2013, Harmonix announced in April 2013 it would cease the weekly releases of downloadable content to focus on other projects. Since then the Rock Band store has been silent, until yesterday. 21 months since the last release, Rock Band (seemingly out of nowhere) released three brand new playable tracks for Rock Band 1, 2 and 3 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Foo Fighters – Something from Nothing (2014)
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine? (2013)
Avenged Sevenfold – Shepherd of Fire (2013)

Being three fairly new tracks, this shows the Rock Band team are back in action and shows signs toward a long awaited revival for next gen systems. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but this is an exciting development for fans.