One of the biggest selling points for “Rock band 4” is the ability to export soundtracks from the previous game’s downloadable content (DLC) packs. Now, developer Harmonix has taken things to the next level by announcing that the entire “Rock Band 3” soundtrack will be exportable, though it isn’t as easy as it sounds.

The plan is to have the “Rock Band 3” soundtrack exportable by Dec. 8, which is when the game’s next update comes out. However, the developer has stated in a blog that they won’t be able to sell “Rock Band 3” for much longer, so players should either purchase the digital version before Oct. 30 or buy a physical copy of the game from retailers.

This shouldn’t be much of a problem for those that kept their copies of “Rock Band 3,” but it does add pressure to those who haven’t. It’s also not enough that players have copies of the last game, but they need to have played it as well, since Harmonix will determine the purchase through the player’s online profile.

While “Rock Band 3” might not be available after Oct. 30, the ability to export the soundtrack will last for quite awhile. Harmonix will apparently inform gamers when the exporting days are numbered. Exporting the “Rock Band 3” soundtrack to “Rock Band 4” will cost US$14.99.

Game Informer has confirmed what many have probably expected, which is that exports can only be done within the same console family. PS3 owners can only export the songs to their PS4 and not their Xbox One. The same goes for Xbox 360 owners.

It’s still unknown if any more DLC packs will be exported to “Rock Band 4” in the future, especially since the game already has a number of hit songs in the disc. Further more, it seems like the game will have its own DLC in the future as well, which is probably why there’s an expiration date for exporting.

“Rock Band 4” is available now for PS4 and Xbox One. The game came out earlier this month on Oct. 6 to positive reviews, with many praising the game’s new mechanics.

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