RIP Guitar Hero and maybe Peripheral-based Games
Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 09:51 Written by amoakopoku Friday, 11 February 2011 10:00
Yes it is true, according to a statement via G4TV, Activision has announced the drop of the in-development Guitar Hero game planned for this year. The statement from the company:
“Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on the Guitar Hero game.”
Read on for more after the break.
Surprised? No, not at all. Let’s take it as it is. It is a shame that Guitar Hero is not going to be developed this year but it means maybe we will finally get some original IPs and not anymore sequels. Plus, I think I have had enough of peripheral-based music games that were getting more then the common $60 from me. As much as the music genre has moved on from Guitar Hero, the Tony Hawk series might not be too far away from suffering the so-call “break” Activision has put on Guitar Hero. Activison’s COO Thomas Tippi says “[They] will now release new music or skateboarding games”. He did state that it was for the current calendar year but with all what Activision is going through (layoffs, etc) I think this is the signs of shifting resources and making space for something, new IP (Intellectual Property) maybe?
Overall, many questions still need to be answered, but maybe I can live with Guitar Hero and the Tony Hawk series going away, it might just be time to move on. What do you think, was it a good idea not to make another Guitar Hero, will this be the end of Tony Hawk and peripheral-base games? RIP Guitar Hero, sound off in the comment section.