Guitar Hero Isn't Dead, It's 'On Hiatus'
Written Tuesday, April 12, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Rumours of Guitar Hero's death have been greatly exagerrated it seems, as Activision's Dan Winters has declared that the franchise is simply taking a break rather than finished for good.
"Actually, just to clarify, we're just putting Guitar Hero on hiatus, we're not ending it," said Winters. "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."
Activision had previously announced that it had shelved the Guitar Hero franchise, leading us to believe that the brand had been done away with permanently. Apparently that now translates to there simply being no music games from Activision for 2011.
Activision's strategy will instead "focus disproportionately on three big, huge monsters," Winters stated. "Those three monsters are the Bungie, Call of Duty and Spyro titles."
So, that presumably means we can expect to see a new Guitar Hero title in 2012. Presumably...
[Via OXM | Thanks, Nozza]