No Encore for Guitar Hero Live
Activision has announced that Guitar Hero Live‘s GHTV mode — a curated playlist of music videos you can play along with — will switch off on December 1st. Console versions of GH Live will continue to operate as usual.
“We want to thank you for being valued fans and let you know that as of December 1, 2018, the GHTV mode within Guitar Hero Live will no longer be available to play,” said Activision on their Support page. “On that date, we will terminate the service for GHTV and servers will be shut down. Console versions of the GH Live mode will continue to operate as usual.”
Activision has also said that iOS versions of Guitar Hero Live were pulled from the iOS App Store on June 1st. The good news is that if you own the mobile app and have it installed you can continue to play it. The bad news is that updating your iOS software may cause the app to stop working since it won’t be supported any longer.
Also on June 1st, GHTV in-app purchases have been disabled. This won’t affect Hero Cash and items on hand until the GHTV servers shut down on December 1st.
GHTV was a unique way of bringing additional songs to Guitar Hero Live without getting players to cough up real money for one or two DLC songs. Players could jump into GHTV, jam along to new songs (and their music videos) while also enjoying a variety of premium shows.
Guitar Hero Live was released in October 2015 to positive reviews but it failed to generate the sales to keep the franchise alive. The same could be said for Harmonix’s Rock Band 4.
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