Guitar Hero

February 9, 2011

Guitar Hero — The Bands Breaking Up

Activi­sion Bliz­zard said   that it will be bring­ing the axe down on the “Gui­tar Hero” video game series.  This is quite sur­pris­ing news con­sid­er­ing how pop­u­lar the titles have been.  Bliz­zard also men­tioned that it will be lay­ing off 7% of its staff includ­ing the “Gui­tar Hero” team among them.  Bliz­zard stat­ed that “Due to con­tin­ued declines in the music genre, the com­pa­ny will dis­band Activi­sion Pub­lish­ing’s ‘Gui­tar Hero’ busi­ness unit and dis­con­tin­ue devel­op­ment of (the game) for 2011,” Activi­sion said.  This announce­ment coin­cid­ed with the state­ment of it’s quar­ter­ly fis­cal results.  They have reas­sured the mass­es how­ev­er that it remains ded­i­cat­ed to it’s ever­ly pop­u­lar Call of Duty fran­chise.  The Call of Duty fran­chise has seen more then a bil­lion dol­lars in sales and World of War­craft has more than 13 mil­lion sub­scribers.  These games are clear­ly their mostRead more…

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