Guitar Hero was thrashed in more ways than one, with players hammering out legendary classics while Activision cranked out different versions of the game just as fast.
It surprised few when the franchise seemed to have run its course (as we reported back in February). But, it seems that, much like the old guy from Monty Python's Holy Grail, Guitar Hero's not dead after all (no word on whether it feels fine).
Instead, it's simply on hiatus - or so Dan Winter from Activision would have you believe. In a discussion with gamesindustry.biz, Dan (Activision's vice president of developer relations) stated "Actually, just to clarify, we're just putting Guitar Hero on hiatus, we're not ending it". He added "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."
As if to underline the point, Activision fired us through a press release this morning to highlight some upcoming content, part of their on-going support of the franchise in download form:
• Three new downloadable Track Packs for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the Guitar Hero music library
• Available now, on all platforms
• Includes Paramore, Middle Class Rut, Madina Lake, and melodic death metal legends Darkest Hour