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Post by David Tails on Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:40 pm

The popular music video game Guitar Hero is being axed by the company that publishes it after nearly six years.
Activision Blizzard, which makes the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft series, says it's ditching the franchise because "the popularity of music-themed video games has faded".

The company is also cutting 500 people from its global workforce of 7,000.
Activision Blizzard has revealed that other games it's cutting will include DJ Hero and True Crime.
The company says music games are expensive to manufacture, between the licensing fees for the songs and the cost of making the hardware such as plastic guitars and microphones.

It will, however, continue to sell and support its catalogue of Guitar Hero titles.
Activision Publishing Chief Executive Eric Hirshberg said: "We simply cannot make these games profitable based on current economics."


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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:50 am

yeh, i read that this morning in the paper on way to work.
(I dont read and drive by the way, i was on the metro lol)

Maybe it was just a 'fad' thats died out, or Activision's fault by not producing enough/more songs on the games to keep the public interested. Eitherway they are concentrating their efforts on Call of Duty now

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:12 am

I think it became too expensive; especially with the emergence of Rock Band which seemed to have the edge when it cam to getting the bigger tracks.

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Post by Spanky on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:33 am

A good example of how bad its got, just over a week ago I managed to pick the game only version of Warriors of Rock up - for £17, where-as 5 is still 30-40 quid
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