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Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames departs Activision for Ubisoft

Ubisoft has acquired DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Live studio FreeStyleGames from Activision. The UK studio, based in Leamington Spa, will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington and will be headed up by Richard Blenkinsop, the new managing director at Ubisoft Reflections. Announced via blog post on Ubisoft’s website, Ubisoft Leamington will …

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There was almost a Guitar Hero MMO

Yup, really. Back in the decadent hay day of the Guitar Hero franchise, back when it was an excuse to print money, DJ Hero developers FreeStyle Games came up with the idea for Hero World – an MMO based on the popular Hero franchise. Word comes by way of a …

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Activision to restructure Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames

Activision has confirmed that it will restructure Guitar Hero developer FreeStyleGames, but is looking to rehouse staff where it can. The team, which has also worked on DJ Hero and Call of Duty Online, recently completed work on the new Guitar Hero Live project. Activision didn’t give any details about …

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Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, however, exceeded them on every single level. The toys-to-life category grew in 2015, although that was mostly down to market leader LEGO Dimensions, which not only performed …

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Guitar Hero among a trio of Activision titles announced for Apple TV

Activision has pledged its early support to the new-look Apple TV with a trio of brands confirmed for the platform. Guitar Hero Live, much like the upcoming iOS versions of Skylanders Superchargers and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, will be a universal app that is compatible with a range of …

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Rock Band 4 will work with old Guitar Hero hardware, Harmonix says

Upcoming music title Rock Band 4 won’t just work with old Rock Band hardware – it’ll also work with any Guitar Hero gamers may have. That’s according to Harmonix’s Daniel Sussman who told Business Insider: "We’re planning to support everything that we can: That includes all of the old Rock …

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Guitar Hero won’t be annualised, won’t work with old hardware or DLC

Developer Freestyle Games has said that it is not currently planning to release a new version of Guitar Hero or a new guitar controller every year. A new entry in the series, called Guitar Hero Live, was announced just moments ago. We recognise times have changed," creative director and studio …

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It’s official – Guitar Hero Live to launch this year

Guitar Hero is coming back this year, Activision has confirmed. The publisher has officially announced the long-rumoured return for the rock series for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360 and Wii U this autumn. Under the name Guitar Hero Live, the title is being created by Freestyle Games, the same studio …

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Guitar Hero Live details leaked

A new version of Guitar Hero featuring a brand new peripheral has been leaked online. Yahoo France names the game as Guitar Hero Live, as spotted by Eurogamer. The report says that it will comer with a redesigned guitar controller featuring six buttons, divided into two rows of three. Another …

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