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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

15 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 19, 2014 at 14:36

    Games as a service.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 19, 2014 at 14:51

      Guitar hero had shit couple years back. Pissed me off as never got a chance to buy guitar hero for xbox 360 with a guitar, always wanted to jam away.

      Reply

  2. RinceIsIngwer

    March 19, 2014 at 14:52

    And this is why I like having a disk in my hand.

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    March 19, 2014 at 14:53

    To the masses out there, if you have Guitar hero and a working guitar for Xbox 360 I will gladly take it off your hands for you if you wish to sell.

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    • CrasH

      March 19, 2014 at 15:28

      Have 2 gitars and the drum set with a copy of world tour and aurosmith

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 19, 2014 at 15:30

        Prepared to sell it?

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        • CrasH

          March 20, 2014 at 09:30

          yea i did want to sell it all at one time, but never got around to it.
          Its all in the boxes, but the snag is that from monday i wont be home for 2 weeks due to work.
          going to jhb for a week then drc for a week, so if you wanted it before the dlc ends then needs to happen soon unfortunately

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 09:33

            No not worried about DLC just always wanted guitar hero and guitar.

  4. Hammersteyn

    March 19, 2014 at 14:54

    Was fun while it lasted.

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  5. winter

    April 5, 2014 at 05:38

    crap i just ordered a guitar off ebay with guitar hero 3. was looking forward to starting a collection but i guess thats going to be limited now 🙁

    Reply

  6. Reppa

    October 9, 2014 at 14:57

    This is why i hate cloud gaming, and DLC and Demat Games like that, i’m affraid about the day steam will close, i will loose 500 pc games … fucking shit !!!

    Reply

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