Activision details Guitar Hero 5 song importing

Monday, 10th August 2009 19:51 GMT By Nathan Grayson


If you hadn’t heard, Guitar Hero 5′s set to finally include a song importing feature. This means that your golden oldies from GH: World Tour and GH: Smash Hits can be transferred to GH5, which is obviously pretty cool. So, how’s it going to work? Joystiq recently got the full scoop.

On Xbox 360 and PS3, you’ll simply need to download a free update to enable song imports, followed by a “nominal re-licensing fee” to rip songs from each disc. Ripped tunes will be stored on the hard drive.

On the Wii, the song remains mostly the same, but system’s lack of a hard drive complicates things a bit. Songs will have to be re-downloaded, either to the Wii’s internal memory or an SD card.

In both cases, songs will be updated to include GH5′s suite of rockin’ new features.

Interestingly, only 152 of a total 158 tracks will be able to make the jump. Our guess? Licensing issues.

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  1. Hunam

    Licensing issues = the bane of everything.

    Why is music licensing so retarded? Like TV shows have loads of trouble with it. It’s killed any DVD release of Ed too, the cunts.

    #1 5 years ago

    £5 says Activision deliberately didn’t license Smash Hits so they could make another load of money from the relicensing.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Or they are just doing it for the sake of doing just to get paid and then just blaming license even Kotick had said he would raise the prices if he could…

    #3 5 years ago

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