Well, we knew this was going to happen eventually. A relatively lukewarm reception from critics and a far from stratospheric performance in terms of sales saw the 'return' of rhythm action games in 2015 fail to reignite the phenomenon the genre became in the mid '00s. Guitar Hero Live at least tried to do something a little different with its adaptive filmed concert mode and rolling musical channels, but it's now been confirmed the latter will be switch off for good in December.

"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. 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 also gave an update on in-game purchases:

Additionally, on June 1, 2018, all GHTV in-game purchases will be turned off. Players can continue to use their Hero Cash and items on hand until the GHTV sunset date of December 1, 2018. Thank you for playing GHTV, and head to GH Live mode on console to continue to play.

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