With the game industry already saturated with rhythm action titles, how can the genre move forward?
The current rivalry between Guitar Hero and Rock Band is one of the most significant in recent history. Both games are huge $1.6 billion revenue-generating monsters, which is hefty even when stacked against the biggest names in the business. Guitar Hero and Rock Band have made a significant impact on the industry's commercial worth, accounting for 32 per cent of its growth from 2007 to 2008. But what's really astounding is how it all started – with Guitar Hero, a quite little game from a budding music developer called Harmonix.