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Activision – Only One Guitar Hero in 2010

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Activision have, during their latest financial investor call, announced that we’ll only be seeing one game in the Guitar Hero Franchise – one of just two music rhythm games from the publishing giant this year.

The other? Previously announced sequel to Activision’s highest grossing new IP, DJ Hero.

It’s about bloody time, if you ask me. The music rhythm genre was on the brink of becoming grossly oversaturated – largely thanks to Bobby Kotick’s franchise-milking plans for domination and the needless releases of band-specific games – something Harmonix is now guilty of too – with unnecessary crap like Lego Rock Band and the upcoming Green Day : Rock Band.

Music games didn’t fare as well last year as they had previously – something confirmed by Guitar Hero boss Mike Griffith, which he attributed to “weakening casual market.” I attribute it to “Just too many damned rhythm games”

As a result Activision will cut their SKU’s (Across all platforms) to just 10 – down from last year’s 25. Getting the axe is PS2 support – there will be no more new music games from Activision on Sony’s aging console.

Source : VG247

Last Updated: February 11, 2010


  1. Uncle

    February 11, 2010 at 11:41

    I say its about time. There was too much average music on Guitar Hero 5. And the other titles were just boring.


  2. WitWolfyZA

    February 11, 2010 at 11:43

    Its about damn time too… i couldn’t keep up with all these new Guitar hero games!!! Just when you buy the latest one, a crappy band adapted version is announced like Aerosmith, The worst shovel ware anybody can buy, and im not even gonna start with Van Halen.

    But Hormonix they stayed true to their colors since GH2,keep it fresh creative and fun. Except the failure we all know as Lego Rockband ofcourse


  3. enx

    February 11, 2010 at 13:29

    how the heck will they top daft punk in dj hero 2?

    bloody beetroots? dont think so.

    I reckon it’s gonna have to be die antwoord’s dj hi-tek to the rescue.


    • WitWolfyZA

      February 11, 2010 at 14:13

      Well we all know it all went down hill from GH2 anyways


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