In Kevin McSherry's own words, DJ Hero was inspired by the Guitar Hero revolution.
But developers FreeStyleGames don't want their newest turntable title to be a mere epiphenomenon; the studio is doing everything it can to ensure that no longer will a plastic guitar dominate the living room, but instead a micro-sized DJ set that has ignited interest from the game community.
Currently Studio Manager at FreeSyleGames, McSherry tells Develop that, when our interview is over, he will return to the office to continue working on DJ Hero. "We're in the crunch phase," he says.
Before he departs, Develop sits down with him to talk about that new peripheral, the issue of licensing, and keeping a massmarket game simple.