Thursday, 10 February 2011



The very popular multi-platform game Guitar Hero has been axed by it's publishers Activision Blizzard. The makers of the very big Franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft announced that they are ditching the Guitar hero franchise because "The music-themed video games have faded out".

During this announcement they said they were also cutting around 500 people from the workforce. Activision Blizzard said that it's way to expensive to make new music games as the licensing of all the music and the cost to make a produce all the hardware (Guitars, Microphones, etc.) Although they will continue to support all other previous games of Guitar Hero.

The focus of this cut was to to put more work towards the Call of Duty franchise. This gives them a lot more money to create better than before Call of Duty games.

33 comments:

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Sad to see GH go. It's fading out because they're publishing 4 new versions every quarter. Slow your roll a bit, and make a release more memorable.

I mean, how many GH versions were released in 2010? 12? 13?

Jason said...

Well, we still have rockband.

Sam said...

The only problem is that the producers of Rock Band are the ones losing money. They started to lose money so Activision took the initiative and shut down the Guitar Hero Franchise before they got into a lot of sales troubles. Rock band was my favourite though.

Bruce said...

never expected that $& !!!!!

wutssz said...

I never liked GH or Rockband but it was one of the greatest game ever made. Sad.

Anin Sinclair said...

Man, I hate Blizzard and everything they stand for.

Carl said...

I think they pushed it too hard, to the point where people got sick of it entirely. Yeah it was a good game to play with a group of people, but they didn't need all those incarnations of it.

amends said...

Yeah I've been hearing about this. But then again, it's a dying genre. As much as I loved playing it in the dorms, it had to happen. Followed man.

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Aesop said...

I understand the appeal of these games when you are with friends just messing around. But when people sit on their own and spend countless hours on it? (I see it all the time)

With all of that time spent in the game, they could be learning a real instrument! As a musician, this irony is beyond my own comprehension.

Steve Freeling said...

It makes sense, I agree with them, and I never really liked Guitar Hero anyway lol

Ergo said...

we all saw this comin.... how often do we play this anymore:X

ScottishFootballDaily said...

I guess they milked the franchise too much and too soon,I had just bought the most recent game and then they had announced the next..Maybe in time they will bring it back!

umadmoviereviews said...

This saddened me, especially when I saw that they are opening another CoD studio. That's what, 3 now?

Tartaglia said...

Good. Nothing makes me rage more than milkers.

Following.

pv said...

well thats what they get when they freaking release like 10 different versions and milk it to the end

Jorge said...

We still have Rock Band, which is, in my opinion, better. The charts are harder, there's a keyboard instrument now, and they have way more songs and variety.

HaliChap said...

ATVI stock plummeted on this news. Hope the next release is a doozy.

PimpGangsterMedley said...

Nothing's been as good as beatmania IIDX imho, but I'm oldschool like that.

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Truth Finder said...

saw it coming maybe now they should focus on dj hero or something else!!

Alex Knight said...

Never really cared for Guitar Hero myself. Know plenty of other people that'll be upset, though.

Sam said...

@ Truth Finder, Unfortunately Dj hero is running on the Guitar Hero franchise too. So that will be stopping too :/

Marfa said...

well, there's always rock band I guess...

Hom Diddly said...

Really interesting post, thanks man. Followed.

ilir said...

These developers piss me off. They juice a franchise for every penny it's worth by flooding the market with off-shoots until you can't stand it anymore, then move on. It destroys good games. I never liked Guitar Hero in the first place, but still.

lloyd redgrave said...

Awesome bro thanks for the info!! I can't wait!

Ciriis said...

I heard about this the other day, its sad I suppose, was never a real big fan of the game, but I know a lot of people probably wanting to jump off a building because of it.. LOL

Gadget team said...

Yeaa nice! thanks for info

BrandonHeat said...

GH has always been in my Top 5...

Jordan said...

I figured this would happen, it was fun at first but kinda lost its flare.

Giulzz said...

Spent so many hours playing this game it's unreal. Shame this had to happen, I suppose it was inevitable.

teampl4yer said...

wow your blog looks awesome, I really wish I knew how to set it up somewhat like this with the html and stuffs. supporting and following for guitar heros final days, RIP

Quasar green said...

was popular for 5 years it makes sense that rock band totally won

pleyame said...

Thank god, this game line has been strung out far too far.
Now they need to do the same for the Call of Duty's.

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