Activision: Guitar Hero Isn’t Dead
Remember when Activision killed Guitar Hero? Yeah, those were the days, weren’t they? Looks like the reports of its death may have been greatly exaggerated, as an Activision rep has said that the series is just ‘on hiatus.’
In an interview over on GamesIndustry.biz Activision Blizzard’s Vice President of Developer Relations, Dan Winters, had this to say:
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.
This is somewhat at odds with the company’s statement that the Guitar Hero business unit was being completely disbanded. Granted, this still doesn’t mean that the series is coming back, but it leaves a lot more wiggle room than the company’s previous stance did. Of course, this isn’t any consolation to the 500 employees who lost their jobs during the “disbanding” of the Guitar Hero team.
Obviously, there no word on when we might see another Guitar Hero game, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Activision cranked the series back up in a year or two. We’ll just have to wait and see.