Activision’s pulling Guitar Hero DLC…

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The era of the faux plastic instruments that littered your living is over, as music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero are relegated to history. Also going the way of the dodo is DLC for Guitar Hero, so if you still want to get rocking, you’d best hurry.

Activision has confirmed that at the end of this month, DLC for its Guitar Hero, Band Hero and DJ hero games will no longer be available for download.

Sad to say that the downloadable songs for the Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero games, and the Guitar Hero mobile game will no longer be available after March 31, 2014,”  The Guitar Hero official Facebook Page says . “The Guitar Hero servers will stay online and any previously purchased downloadable content is unaffected by this change.”

You’ll still be able to play online, and anything you’ve already downloaded and paid for remain yours. As a thank you to fans, they’ll be discounting tunes on the digital storefronts until the music sections of those digital storefronts go dark.

“We want to thank all of you for supporting Guitar Hero over the last nine years. To celebrate this great community, selected songs and tracks will be available for as much as a 50% discount on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii from now until the end of the month.”

Blame for this shouldn’t go towards Activision, but rather to music companies, which licence their music for limited periods. Still, it does highlight how fickle this DLC business is. While you have access to all of your content right now, when the servers get shut off and you no longer have a copy, you’ll be out of luck.

Last Updated: March 19, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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