Yesterday we reported that Guitar Hero World Tour's Xbox 360 buyers would find themselves with exclusive buying rights for a range of downloadable music from 30th October, but Activision has now clarified that account.
Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, the publisher said that only the REM Track Pack, featuring songs from the band's new album, Accelerate, will be exclusive to the Microsoft format for the first two weeks.
The other songs, by Boston, Foreigner, Rick Springfield and Blind Melon, will be available on PlayStation Network at the same time.
So, how stupid were we to get that wrong? You tell us: here's the original press release.
Thursday 9th October/... With music ranging from one of the first and most influential alternative rock bands, R.E.M., to the timeless GRAMMY« award-winning rock anthem "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced a rich and diverse lineup of launch week downloadable content for the highly-anticipated Guitar Hero« World Tour. Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE« Marketplace for the Xbox 360« video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for two weeks starting October 30, the R.E.M. Track Pack features three songs, which can also be downloaded as singles, from the band's newest album, Accelerate, "Horse to Water," "Man-Sized Wreath" and "Supernatural Superserious."
Available at the launch of Guitar Hero World Tour is the Classic Rock Track Pack that offers fans three rocking party anthems "Rock and Roll Band" by Boston, "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner and "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield, also available for download individually.
Created specifically for Guitar Hero World Tour, the Guitar Duels, original compositions by Ted Nugent and Zakk Wylde, will be available for free at launch to download and play outside of the Career.
The 1990's era-defining "No Rain" by alternative rock group Blind Melon will be available as downloadable content during the launch week of Guitar Hero World Tour. The breakthrough single off the band's quadruple platinum, self-titled album reached No. 1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock and U.S. Modern Rock charts and firmly planted the group in 1990s pop culture.
Fans who have been shredding to Metallica's critically acclaimed Death Magnetic on Guitar Hero« III: Legends of Rock since its day-and-date release with the album need not purchase the album again as it is forward compatible and will integrate seamlessly with Guitar Hero World Tour. The Death Magnetic downloadable album, compatible with both Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero World Tour, will continue to be available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in the PLAYSTATION«Store for the PLAYSTATION«3 computer entertainment.
The R.E.M Track Pack, Classic Rock Track Pack and "No Rain" single will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in the PLAYSTATION«Store for the PLAYSTATION«3 computer entertainment.
So yeah, slightly stupid.