Forgive the clever play on words in the headline; it just kinda happened that way when I went to make a title.
Anyway, according to Joystiq , Harmonix Creative Director Josh Randall has clarified the position of The Beatles: Rock Band . This may come as a surprise to some, but he said we should consider the latter title and the Rock Band franchise as a whole as "two totally separate entities." Hence, any tracks and available downloadable content for this new title won't be compatible with any other Rock Band entries, and the vicey versey is true as well. This means that when the Abbey Road album arrives as DLC for the game, you'll only be able to play those tracks in The Beatles: Rock Band . This is unfortunate news to loyal followers of this series but hey, sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. One has to assume that such a franchise will continue on for many years to come; you can't expect everything to be compatible with everything else in regards to the "Rock Band" name, right? We're just trying to soften the blow, here, so don't shoot the messengers.
Well, we assume all you Beatlemaniacs won't give one flying fig, anyway. This is going to be one of those games you absolutely must have, just because of the band it's based upon. Some legends, whether you liked 'em or not, never die.
Related Game(s): The Beatles: Rock Band