Activision announced that they are officially closing shop on the Guitar Hero games, a franchise that was once so profitable and prominent that it sustained an entire genre.
Citing “continued declines in the music genre”, Activision has disbanded their Guitar Hero business unit and stopped all production on the Guitar Hero game that was slated for 2011.
According to NeverSoft Blog, the DJ Hero series will also be scrapped, and no further DLC will be produced for either series after February’s end.
While this comes as little surprise, it’s still sad to see the Guitar Hero franchise put to death by the same hand that made it irrelevant to begin with. It’s clear that the Guitar Hero teet was milked to a powdery dryness by mega publisher Activision, who upon acquisition saw fit to push out three Guitar Hero titles per year.
As a continued fan of these games, I can’t help but cling to the notion of a future revival. The distant future, mind you. Let’s let the dead rest for now. After all, there’s still at least five of these games I haven’t picked up yet.
Rest In Peace, Guitar Hero [kotaku]
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