When Activision announced the “end” of the Guitar Hero franchise, we were skeptical to say the least. Why would a company completely destroy such a recognizable brand with no hope of return? Well, according to a rumor that is being let on by IGN’s Jack DeVries from Game Scoop podcast, the Guitar Hero franchise is taking more of a hiatus than anything.
According to Front Towards Gamer, DeVries has it on good authority and is “not allowed to talk about” it, that Guitar Hero will undergo a reunion tour in time for Holiday 2012.In addition to that, today, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has mentioned that the Hero franchises could return someday when the masses are more excited for the music game genre.
Check out DeVries’ two quotes below regarding the subject matter and help us figure out if any hope really exists!
So, uh…I’ve heard rumors I’m not allowed to talk about…ummm…from…but I’m going to talk about them anyway. I’m not going to name names or anything, but…I would predict Guitar Hero comes back holiday 2012….because we know they’re developing one…
…there’s another one that was supposed to be after that that I know of that has not stopped. They are still working on it. That’s all I can say. It was never scheduled for 2011, so it’s not affected.