Chances are when Guitar Hero does come back it won’t be the industry-changing juggernaut it was back in the day. Hell, it’ll probably never be that big again. What it could be, though, is an antidote to the nostalgia people are sure to feel in a year or so when people start pining for something new to play on their plastic guitars and assorted paraphernalia.
“Actually, just to clarify, we’re just putting Guitar Hero on hiatus, we’re not ending it,” Winters explained. “We’re releasing products out of the vault – we’ll continue to sustain the channel, the brand won’t go away.
We’re just not making a new one for next year, that’s all,” according to Activision’s Dan Winters. Hear that, bereaved rhythm game junkies? You’ll be neck-deep in Guitar Hero sequels again in no time. Not that anyone will notice once Rock Band comes out with its new triangle peripheral in a few months.