Harmonix has announced that Rock Band Blitz will be removed from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace later this month.
Both the demo and full game will be removed from digital stores on August 28th, but all 25 songs available in the game can be transferred over to Rock Band 4 for free. If you already own the game then it will still be available to download after August 28th.
Unlike all other games in the series, Blitz is played with a traditional controller instead of plastic instruments and contains tracks from Fall Out Boy, Queen, Elton John, Tears For Fears, My Chemical Romance, and Iron Maiden.
The developer notes that the game is not backward compatible and will not be made available on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 at any point. Read Harmonix’s full statement below:
After a good gap, it’s that time again. The demo and full game for Rock Band Blitz will be coming down on or before August 28th. Released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3, it’s not backwards compatible on either Xbox One or PlayStation®4(nor will it be in the future), but all 25 songs on the soundtrack can be brought over to Rock Band 4 at no additional charge.
Speaking of the songs, all 25 songs featured on Rock Band Blitz were released as standard DLC after the game came out. Those versions of the songs will remain up until further notice.
Rock Band Blitz originally launched for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in August 2012.