Harmonix and MTV Games today released a title update for Rock Band on the Xbox 360 that will let owners of the original Rock Band to export 55 tracks from the original Rock Band game disc for play in Rock Band 2.
Beginning today (Sept. 4), the title update will add an “export disc” tab under the Extras menu option. By selecting this export option, owners of the original Rock Band can expand their Rock Band 2 library to include 55 tracks from the original Rock Band track list.
Now, this exporting function isn’t free; it’ll set you back $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points). A PlayStation 3 version is on the way as well, but it will take several more weeks to appear, because the Xbox 360 has a timed exclusive on Rock Band 2.
This patch is required for all future downloadable content releases for Rock Band. Previously purchased DLC will not be affected.
The selection of 55 exportable Rock Band tracks joins the weekly downloadable content list of over 200 songs to date and Rock Band 2’s forthcoming setlist of 100+ songs. Harmonix says 500 songs total will be available for the Rock Band platform by the end of 2008.