In an attempt to clarify details surrounding previous reports regarding the cancellation of Nyko's Guitar Hero Play Adapter, Nyko sent an email to the crazy and entertaining folks over at Kotaku. Nyko explains:
"Current technology makes it impossible to properly pass the special functions of the guitar controller to the PS3 with its existing protocol. Features like the whammy and strum bars do not function properly. Being adamant players of Guitar Hero we know how important precise controls are to fans of the series. We will not produce a product if it falls short of those expectations.
We are disappointed that we need to shelve this product as it has been one of the most requested items since its announcement at CES 2007 with numerous inquiries from consumers on a daily basis. If new technology or a firmware update is released that enables us to provide full support for Guitar Hero 1 and 2 on the PS3 via the Play Adaptor, we will reactivate the development of this product.
Again, we would like to express our regret for needing to put this product on hold as we know many people were looking forward to its release.
Hopefully, an appropriate firmware update will be released that will address this problem. Realistically speaking though, it's highly unlikely that will see one soon, and that Sony will take the time to make a firmware update for a third party controller."
So much for all that "limitations in the PlayStation 3 hardware" stuff that's been spread around, from the way their explanation sounds, it really looks like more of a firmware problem.