It all started in 2005 when Harmonix and RedOctane released Guitar Hero, and the world went nuts for the game with the plastic guitar. Harmonix rode that music game tidal wave into EA's arms and the pair dreamt up Rock Band.

Roughly 275 weeks and 4000 DLC songs later, Harmonix has announced the impending end of new Rock Band music. 2nd April will be the last weekly DLC release for Rock Band.

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"We hope that you'll all agree that this has been a tremendous run, and you should know it's a ride that we at Harmonix have been thrilled to be a part of," Harmonix wrote on its forum.

"We're incredibly proud of the DLC milestones we've set, especially producing the largest music library of any game available, and we wouldn't have been able to release as much outstanding content without the support of our amazing community."

The forums will continue to be supported as will the website. There's a huge half-price sale on songs for the game that's ongoing.

"Whether you waited in line for a midnight release of Rock Band over five years ago, or you just joined the party with Rock Band Blitz... whether you've downloaded every single song we've ever released, or you've just played on-disc songs until your neighbours moved away... whether you're a metal shredder, or a bubblegum pop singer... thank you for being a part of our band," Harmonix wrote.

Harmonix now makes the Dance Central Kinect games. The studio's post revealed that there are "several" new games in development.

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