Guitar Hero Live’s GHTV online service to close in December

Set your mind back to the mid-2000s and you’ll find remember the Guitar Hero series exploding onto the scene. Whether you owned a PS2, PS3, Wii or Xbox 360, chances are good that you owned a plastic guitar (and perhaps even a drumset) and jammed out like rockstars in your lounge. It was a great time to love music, but in this generation the once popular genre never quite took off.

Guitar Hero just did not have the same appeal the series originally had. Whether it’s because of gamers losing interest in the genre or if it’s the design change to the plastic guitar that came bundled with Guitar Hero Live – we’ll never know for sure. What we do know is that it failed to grab the attention of gamers. The one shining light was GHTV’s online mode that had songs uploaded to jam to while competing online against other players around the world. This service also saw many new songs being added over time and is considered the best mode to play thanks to the free DLC, as the offline mode comes with a very limited structure. Well, Activision is going to close that down on 1 December later this year.

Hero Coins have already been disabled and if you have grown your hero cash then you still have time to use it until the service comes to an end in December. The service has already been shut down on mobile too, just in case you’ve noticed that it’s not working anymore. It could very well spell the end of the series that once ruled the world of gaming.

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