Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:19
Looks like we are going to be getting new versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band just in time for the holiday season in 2015. It's been almost 5 years since the last version of both Guitar Hero and Rock Band were released as the whole "fad" seemed to die off but I guess Harmonix (Rock Band) and Activision (Guitar Hero) think that enough time has passed and are hoping to capitalize once again on the popularity of their games. I guess we will see how they are received and if people are once again lining up for hours to get their very own plastic guitar. Wired has the story.
Two reports say Harmonix is gearing up to re-introduce its Rock Band series this year, and longtime rival Activision is set to revive its dormant Guitar Hero brand as well. The last time anyone released a full-fledged, plastic-instruments-based title in either series was in 2010, when Rock Band 3 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rockhit retail. If these reports are true, it raises the question: What exactly has changed since the band-game market flamed out five years ago?
On Tuesday, Kotaku UK reported that Activision is planning a new Guitar Hero with a more “realistic” graphic style, to be unveiled at the E3 Expo in June and released this holiday season. Kotaku said that new guitar controllers were in development, but did not mention if the new game, as with previous installments, would feature other instruments like vocals or drums.