The end of Guitar Hero?

It seems that following worse than anticipated sales figures for Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock, combined with a general decline in the music game genre, Activision has announced it will be ending the Guitar Hero game franchise.
Here is a quick Q & A direct from the official GH forums

Does this mean you're no longer making Guitar Hero games? 

Over the past two years, we have seen rapid declines in the music genre, and unfortunately, based on current demand, we simply cannot continue to profitably make these games given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs. 

Does this mean you're no longer selling Guitar Hero games? Will I still be able to buy one?
We will continue to sell and support our catalogue of Guitar Hero titles.

Are you still going to make new DLC for Guitar Hero?
We will release the previously announced DLC track and mix packs for February, but - unfortunately - we will not be able to release new DLC packs beyond what we already have.

Are you still going to sell DLC for the Guitar Hero games that are already out?
Yes, we will continue to sell and support the DLC track and mix packs that have already been released for Guitar Hero games.

Are you still going to support/provide customer service for Guitar Hero?
Yes, we will continue to provide customer support for all of our previously released Guitar Hero games. If you are experiencing issues with your game, please contact http://activision.custhelp.com.

If I buy something GH today from retail is it still covered under warranty?
Yes, we will continue to provide customer support for all of our previously released Guitar Hero games. If you are experiencing issues with your game, please contact http://activision.custhelp.com.

Does this mean you're never going to make another Guitar Hero game? Or just not this year?
We can never say never, but over the past two years we have seen rapid declines in the music genre, and unfortunately, based on current demand, we simply cannot continue to profitably make these games given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs.

Are you still going to give away the free Megadeth song during the Grammys?
Yes, we are still planning to offer a free Megadeth MP 3 download to our Facebook fans from Feb. 10 at 9:00 pm PST – Feb. 13 at 9:00 pm PST.

Will they continue to maintain the online gameplay servers?
We will continue to maintain the online gameplay servers allowing our Guitar Hero fans to continue to connect and play online.

Will the hub (i.e. the entire GH website) be taken down?
The Guitar Hero hub will not be taken down. While we are not making any new games, we will continue sell and support our catalogue of Guitar Hero and DJ Hero titles including Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero2, which were released last year.

Thanks to all of you who love Guitar Hero.

So while many dedicated fans may fret that they may never see another Guitar Hero game, we here at GuitarHeroRepair.com think that we have not seen the end of this format yet. Being in a band is still the coolest thing in the world (official) and wanting to feel like you are in a band without having to undertake the years finger-bleeding practise will continue to be popular so while the end of this chapter is in sight we feel sure we will see Activision enter the arena again in the not too distant future with (hopefully) a fresh take on the concept.
Rest assured, as long as there are gamers out there that want to continue playing GuitarHeroRepair.com will be here to make sure you can!
 

Comments

5 Comments on "The end of Guitar Hero?"

  1. Lance on Tue, 19th Mar 2013 11:20 pm 

    So, I know you guys don’t have much of an audience to genres such as post-hardcore and such, but I was wondering if you guys could make a DLC with some bands like “Attack Attack!”, or “Pierce The Veil”.
    Thanks!

  2. Brandon on Sun, 20th Apr 2014 8:15 am 

    Long live the king of rock in gaming!!!

  3. Pmrpablo on Tue, 28th Apr 2015 2:48 pm 

    Nope!!! Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 confirmed! Yeahhh!!!

  4. Lol on Tue, 12th May 2015 3:57 pm 

    Do you also deliver in The Netherlands? And do you deliver also in 2015? Because the wire of the sensor is broken.. And Yes I am very bad in English you Know

  5. Nick GHR on Mon, 21st Sep 2015 4:11 pm 

    Hi

    Thanks for your comment, let’s see how we can help.

    We are very much so still in business keeping thousands still rocking around the world!!

    All our prices offer FREE worldwide shipping and if you dont see what part you require please email us and we will do our best to help.

    Thanks for visiting the site.

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