Activision pulling the plug on Guitar Hero

Say goodbye to Guitar Hero. The once powerful gaming franchise that turned on millions of people to playing rock music on plastic guitars while exposing a new generation of music listeners to bands they’d never heard is officially done.

Activision released a statement saying, “Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011. These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences.”

This comes after it’s newest installment, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, sold poorly. This also is due to severe layoffs happening within the company. However, some are saying that GH will live on in social, online and multi-player formats. There’s no word on whether the future of DJ Hero or Rock Band are in jeopardy as well.

You better find another way to make use of that plastic guitar now because you won’t be needing it for a new game anytime soon.


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