Though this is somewhat old news, it is definitely worth noting, as this news item hit even mainstream websites such as Google and Yahoo. In a press release noting past year earnings, Activision announced the closing of the Guitar Hero
franchise, including the 2011 Guitar Hero game that was in the works. Guitar Hero truly paved the way for the music genre, and though it should have ended a few games ago, the series will still be sadly missed.
In the same announcement, Activision announced the cancellation of their upcoming game, True Crime: Hong Kong
. We then saw another disappointing news item: the Dj Hero
franchise has been closed, ending all future DJ Hero titles, along with the cancellation of the Band Hero
Bobby Kotick released a statement today talking about how he believes the Guitar Hero franchise can be resurrected, though this was all personal beliefs. Either way, it is sad to see all these games ending, especially one that paved the way for games like Rock Band 3
today. RIP Guitar Hero...for now.