Next month marks the end of an era for die-hard music-game fans, with word that Rock Band Blitz will be pulled from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 online stores.
The demo and complete game will be removed from those stores on or before August 28, according to Harmonix. Players who own the game before it’s pulled can still export the game’s 25-song soundtrack into Rock Band 4, and those tracks will still be available for purchase as Rock Band 4 DLC. The game itself will remain in your library if you have purchased it, and you’ll be able to download it again later if you’ve deleted it.
Harmonix released Rock Band Blitz on last-gen consoles in 2012, about a year before Sony and Microsoft released their new consoles. Rock Band Blitz is not backward compatible with the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and , it won’t be in the future, either, Harmonix says.
I dabbled with the game when it was first released, but I preferred my music gaming with plastic instruments instead of boring old controllers. Still, it’s a bummer when digital-only releases vanish from virtual storefronts. It definitely feels like a part of gaming history evaporates each time it happens.