Guitar Hero Live’s streaming service, which offered players of the game access to 484 songs on rotation, was shut down at the end of the year leaving players with just the 42 songs found on the disc. A recent lawsuit accused the company of false advertising as players did not have access to the songs and that seems to have spurned Activision in to offering refunds for the game.
The “voluntary refund program” is only applicable to customers who bought Guitar Hero Live on or after December 1st, 2017, in the United States, so if you are in another part of the world you are out of luck, at least for the moment. Customers will have to prove they bought the game with a receipt or credit card statement, but if you don’t have those you can apply “and Activision will attempt to verify eligibility.”
The lawsuit, which was dropped by the plaintiff, may have been possible due to some woolly wording the EULA for the game. When Fortnite eventually shuts down Epic can’t be sued for the billions of dollars spent on digital frippery as their EULA clearly states “all payments and fees are non-refundable under all circumstances, regardless of whether or not this Agreement has been terminated.”
A quick check on Amazon reveals that you can still buy Guitar Hero Live and a guitar controller for just £49.99. The description states you can “switch over to GHTV, a playable music video network, where you can play along in real time, discover new music, and challenge friends around the world.”
Might wan’t to have a look at that, Activision.