Guitar Hero’s not dead, it’s just pining for the Fjords

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Last year, we said goodbye to Guitar Hero, the rhythm game rock band simulator from Activision. The franchise, and indeed the genre itself had been run in the ground, thanks to oversaturation and the resulting general gamer indifference.

Apparently it’s not dead, just resting – and though there are no titles in the series planned for the foreseeable future, it will be making a comeback.

“Actually, just to clarify, we’re just putting Guitar Hero on hiatus, we’re not ending it. We’re releasing products out of the vault – we’ll continue to sustain the channel, the brand won’t go away. We’re just not making a new one for next year, that’s all,” said Activision’s Dan Winters to GI.Biz.

It;s all in the wording, you see. Activision’s statement about the death of Guitar Hero said “Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011.” See? Just for 2011! They’d never let a cash cow like that just die, would they?

Fear not, members of plastic bands; your collection of faux instruments wont be rendered completely obsolete any time soon.

Source : Gi.Biz

Last Updated: April 12, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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