Much of the community came out against Activision before they potentially ended the Guitar Hero franchise, but the news, which hit last week, seemed to set the media and game worlds ablaze with criticism on the way Activision handles their titles.
The latest to come out against the game publisher giant is the former CEO of the original Guitar Hero producers, Red Octane. Kelly Summer not only thinks that Guitar Hero was abused by Activision, but the company is afraid to sell it. Summer even went on to praise the way that Take-Two handles their IP’s.
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They abused it. There’s no reason why Guitar Hero cannot continue. It’s a great product. My gut tells me there is still a significant market for Guitar Hero. Not every game can be a billion dollar franchise, but maybe that’s what Activision wants. [..] Look at how Take-Two has handled GTA. They haven’t thrown products out there. They’ve nurtured it for over ten years and it is still a strong franchise. […] I’d be surprised if they sold the brand as it’d prove to the world there is still a market for this product and show them up.