Rock band blitz, the Rock Band game that is played with a traditional controller instead of a plastic instrument, is phased out from PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace in just under a month.
The rhythm game will disappear from these showcases “on or before” August 28, Harmonix announced today in a message on the forum. After this period, it will no longer be possible to buy Rock band blitz. This date is five years to the day after the game’s debut – it launched on August 28, 2012 on PlayStation 3 and a day later on Xbox 360. Harmonix has a long history of removing Rock Band content over time. ; the process is usually linked to the expiration of the license rights for the music in question.
As long as you’ve purchased the game before it’s delisted, you’ll be able to export its full 25-song soundtrack – which includes bangers like Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week” – for use in Rock group 4 no additional cost. Harmonix also sells all of these tracks individually in the Rock Band Music Store, and the studio has stated that “these versions will remain in effect until further notice.” And as always, if you bought Rock band blitz, you will still be able to download the game after it disappears.
Now that Rock band blitz will go away, as will the chances of it becoming playable on Xbox One. Harmonix has stated that the game will not be backward compatible in the future, which is likely due to licensing issues. It should also be noted that if you are planning to purchase the game just to export its soundtrack to Rock group 4, you can check this Harmonix support article for more details on the process.
Rock band blitz is currently available for $ 14.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to the 25 accompanying songs, any existing Rock Band tracks downloaded to your console’s hard drive will work with the game.
Update: Harmonix updated their support article to clarify that it is enough to have purchased Rock band blitz – and not install it too – in order to export your songs to Rock group 4. We have changed our history to reflect this.