You may not know the name, but if you’re still rocking on the PlayStation 2, there’s a good chance you’ve played their games. Activision today announced that they’ve purchased Budcat Creations, the developer behind the PS2 versions of Guitar Hero III, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, and Guitar Hero World Tour. And what’s their first assignment now that they’re fully owned by Activision? Surprise! A new Guitar Hero game.
“Budcat Creations is an outstanding developer with an experienced management team and a very talented group of programmers, designers and artists,” said Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “In addition to strengthening our development capabilities on the Nintendo platforms, this acquisition increases our Guitar Hero development resources as we continue to grow the franchise and expand our global leadership position in the music-based genre.”
Along with working on the PS2 Guitar Hero games, Budcat also made Blast Works for the Wii, and are currently working on Our House for the Wii and DS (which would account for the “strengthened development capabilities” Griffith refers to for Nintendo platforms).
No details were given on the new Guitar Hero game they’re working on, but we’ll count this as one of the many in the franchise that Activision plans to release in the coming years.
Last Updated: November 11, 2008