Why did they stop making Guitar Hero?
'Guitar Hero Live' and 'Rock Band 4' sold well below industry and internal expectations, resulting in lay-offs at both companies that produced the games. In the case of 'Guitar Hero Live' the games model of releasing new content was tied to a system called “GHTV” where players could play a list of rotating songs.
This may open the door to a new Guitar Hero in the future, even with the possibility of being compatible with Virtual Reality (VR) gameplay, which would be something to behold. While we can dream about the return of Guitar Hero, for now, there are no plans in place for a new game to emerge anytime soon.
A new Guitar Hero video game has not been released since 2015, but that could potentially change following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the popular video game company that owned a number of leading gaming franchises and titles.
“Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011,” the company said in its most recent financial statement.
Two years ago, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose brought a $20 million lawsuit against Guitar Hero III maker Activision for the inclusion of his former bandmate Slash in the 2007 videogame. On Friday, a judge ruled against Rose. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories.
From what we have heard Phil Spencer talk about in the news lately, it appears that Guitar Hero is likely something to be revived down the line, but nothing will be made official until this mega deal with Activision Blizzard is finalized. The deal is expected to officially close by Summer 2023.
The Guitar Hero franchise was originally created by Harmonix and RedOctane. But the rights to the series were bought out by Activision, who gave the IP to its internal game studio Neversoft to develop. That means rights for the Guitar Hero IP would transfer to Microsoft as part of its Activision acquisition.
Yes, Guitar Hero will still work on Xbox One and you can still play the game in 2022. However, there might be compatibility issues depending on the version of the game you're trying to play. While old Guitar Hero games will still work on Xbox One, some new features of the console might not work properly.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (initially referred to as Guitar Hero 6 or Guitar Hero VI) is a 2010 music rhythm video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. The sixth main installment in the Guitar Hero series following Guitar Hero 5.
Guitar Hero 5 features a combined single- and multi-player (both off- and on-line) Career mode similar to Guitar Hero: Metallica. Songs in the game are distributed across 13 venues, with all but the first locked at the start.
Will there be a Guitar Hero 7?
Guitar Hero 7 was going to be the seventh main entry in the Guitar Hero series. It was in development by Vicarious Visions in 2010, but the game was cancelled during the middle of development in 2011.
Guitar Hero World Tour (initially referred to as Guitar Hero IV or Guitar Hero IV: World Tour) is a music rhythm video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It is the fourth main installment in the Guitar Hero series.