It won’t bring back the game’s library of 450+ streaming songs but Activision is offering some potential compensation for those burned by the shutdown of Guitar Hero Live’s GHTV mode last December. A news post by Polygon suggests the refund program is in response to Robert Fishel’s lawsuit against Activision for removing so much content shortly after he’d purchased the game. While Fishel voluntarily dismissed his claim on January 22nd, it may have tugged just enough on Activision’s heartstrings for them to offer up this refund program. The details (and requirements) follow:
Activision is offering a voluntary refund program for customers who bought the Guitar Hero Live gaming system on or after December 1, 2017, in the United States. Customers may qualify for a refund if:
- They purchased Guitar Hero Live in the United States during the period starting December 1, 2017 and ending on January 1, 2019
- They submit a completed Claim Form by the deadline of May 1, 2019
- Their purchase of Guitar Hero Live since December 2017 can be confirmed by Activision
If you meet the above criteria you’ll next need to provide a copy of your original receipt or credit card statement highlighting the purchase, as well as your personal details and online ID or gamertag from the platform where you played the game. Activision isn’t messing around on verifying qualified purchases! If all goes well with your claim, look for a prepaid Visa gift card matching your original purchase price to arrive in the mail some time by late July.
Let us know if you pursue a refund or what you think about Activision’s refund response.