Activision wants you to know everyone was wrong. After the publishing giant announced that there would be no more Hero games, everyone just assumed that meant ever. Yesterday, however, Activision clarified that this was far from breaking up the band.
In an interview with GameIndustry.biz, Activision’s Dan Winters said people may have jumped the gun when claiming that the franchise was over. “Actually, just to clarify, we’re just putting Guitar Hero on hiatus, we’re not ending it,” Winters said. “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.”
So does this news give fans new hope? Common sense would dictate that it must. Dan Amrich (aka OneOfSwords) has repeatedly stated that the “No 2011 Game =/= Gone Forever,” but hearing it from more than one source has to feel good for those hoping to see their favorite rockers take the stage again.