Ubisoft is removing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the original Rock smith next weekend in the respective branches. This includes removing all DLC for this version of the game. However, Rocksmith 2014 Edition on PS3 and PS4 as well as all DLC songs will remain available for the time being.
Rock smith will be removed from all digital storefronts on October 17, 2021. A Sunday removal date sounds a bit strange, but it is because exactly ten years have passed since the game was released and it is probably due to the expiry of the licenses. The DLC will then follow “over time” with the exact delisting schedule detailed on the Ubisoft forums (again likely due to ten-year licenses that expire in the order in which they are released). The following DLC songs will be the first to be removed sometime in November:
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird”
- Radiohead – “Bodysnatchers”
- The black keys – “Tighten Up”
- Boston – “More than a feeling”
- Deep Purple – “smoke on the water”
- The Allman Brothers Band – “Jessica”
- T. Rex – “Boy of the 20th Century”
- Three days of grace – “I hate everything about you”
- Vampire weekend – “Cousins”
Those who already own Rock smith and all DLC songs will have access to their purchases beyond the date of removal. The content can be downloaded from your purchase history on PlayStation Store. Anyone who has previously purchased disc export access to transfer the 2011 songs Rocksmith 2014 Edition will be able to continue to use the songs in the 2014 version. The delistings are not included Rocksmith 2014 Edition or one of the DLCs for this game; All of this content will remain on PlayStation Store at this time.
The team also promised more details for. to announce Rocksmith +, the upcoming subscription service that will be available on multiple platforms. Originally released for this summer on PC, RocksmIThu + was postponed to next year based on feedback from the closed beta.[Source: Ubisoft]