Confirmed: Guitar Hero series canned by Activision, seek to concentrate focus on Call of Duty

Nintendo Universe writes:

Following rumours earlier reported by Eurogamer, Activision have confirmed that they are to axe the well-established Guitar Hero series as they continue to concentrate their focus on "the development of a best-in-class digital community surrounding the Call of Duty franchise."

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a_bro2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

oh they are done raping the music genre? thats shocking...

wtf? they are killing development of True Crime: Hong Kong? what was the point of announcing this game then?

AndrewRyan2747d ago

Well here is the bright side. One down, one more to go. (Guitar hero down, call of duty to go)

Yi-Long2747d ago

... first they buy good studios and great ideas...

.... and then they milk them for all it's worth and fuck them up and throw it away.

Activision should just cancel Activision.

Istanbull2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

They killed Guitar Hero themselves, releasing shitload of Guitar Heroes in a tiny year, taking as much money as possible from customers, and finally killing it.

True Crime? Lmao you guys remember the Easter Egg in GTA San Andreas wich read: "True Grime: Street Cleaners"?? LOLOL

BiggCMan2747d ago

Sure they definitely milked Guitar Hero for all its worth, but the latest title Warriors of Rock was actually one of the best since 3 in 2007. Don't hate on it just because its another Guitar Hero. It is actually quite good, I just returned it to Gamefly after playing quite a bit of it.

SWORDF1SH2747d ago

Keep COD going. Even though I like COD (the modern warfare ones) I prefer Battlefield a lot more and the people on it are pretty mature.

If COD stays alive then all the stupid immature kids stay there and nowhere near Battlefield.

Bubble me and I'll bubble any good comments that reply after me

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siyrobbo2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

True crime officially dead as well, this was on UFG mainsite

Special Announcements:
TRUE CRIME: We are sorry we did not get a chance to complete this project with Activision, but we understand why. We are both committed to doing quality games and nothing less. Maybe we will have a chance to work together in the future, but in the meantime we are setting our creative sites on a different horizon. You can keep up with the latest developments at UFG here on our site.


Game was supposed to be out in a few months??

Yi-Long2747d ago

... after an initial rumour that it would come out in januari/februari.

Maybe they'll find another publisher, like what happened with Brutal Legend.

a_bro2747d ago

Activision owns the True Crime IP though, the Developer or Publisher would have to buy the IP from them if they want to continue making this game.

Visari2747d ago

UFG = Committed to releasing quality games and nothing less.

Activision = Committed to releasing quantities of games and nothing more.

HolyOrangeCows2747d ago (Edited 2746d ago )

Guitar Hero started selling...*GASP!*...averagely (and poorly for some of the single band editions), because they started selling 9 (hyperbole...sorta) of them per year.

So, obviously through seeing such results, the smart thing to do is output 9 Call of Duties and 80 map packs every year.

Here's hoping Activision sees its downfall.

"Oh dear... this many resources on one series leads me to believe more and more that there is a COD MMO coming"
They laid off a bunch of people.

*Facepalm* Crap, you're right. *Makes proper edits to comment*

Mikeyy2746d ago

The beatles was a Rockband.

Guitar hero is defferent...

joydestroy2747d ago

that's toooooooo funny. canned one franchise that was being beaten to death only to concentrate on another that they've been beating to death. oh man lol

bluwulf2747d ago

I could see if they said to focus on better games... different games..

but they said they are getting out of business to focus on COD?

The milkeyest franchise ever.

a_bro2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

true cant wait till COD gets killed.

evilbart2747d ago

Why can't you wait till it gets killed,if you don't like it don't buy it don't play it and don't read every article about it simple,I enjoy it so will continue to buy it

arjman2747d ago

So they release a game every year and then cancel the franchise when they've buttfucked it enough that it's dead already. If they just release a better game every two years or so then people won't get so pissed off when it's the same shit every year.

Well done Kotick, you've milked the tits off that cow...

I swear a nutless monkey could do his job better than he does...

Gamer_Z2746d ago

"Well done Kotick, you've milked the tits off that cow"

Lol your comment just made my day xD

phatak2747d ago

guitar hero is the new tony hawk, and the cod will be the new guitar hero and then cod will be the tony hawk

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Warprincess1162747d ago

Finally, guitar hero was turning into madden football.

EYEamNUMBER12747d ago

no no no silly as much as i dislike madden we only get 1 of those a year we were getting like 1 guitar hero every 4 months

also madden seems to rake in the mulah

ceedubya92747d ago

yeah, Madden actually makes sales every year. And there is only one per.

PS360PCROCKS2747d ago

lol, oh man... ::facepalm::

silkrevolver2747d ago (Edited 2747d ago )

Now they can shift ALL of their “milking to death” focus on COD! I can’t wait for “COD: Party” and “COD: Aerosmith.”

malandra2747d ago

well, there's two COD games coming this a non-IW MW3 and a COD adventure-oriented game

oldjadedgamer2747d ago

Pretty sure they paused the COD action game to have the dev team making it help out with the new COD

electricshadow2747d ago

I'm really surprised it took them this long to cancel the Guitar Hero games.