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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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Opinion: Guitar Hero and Rock Band struggles highlight PS4 and Xbox One’s biggest challenge

If you’re a fan of plastic instruments, the last week’s headlines haven’t made pleasant reading. First, Activision announced it would be ‘restructuring’ (read: making a lot of redundancies) its FreeStyleGames Studio – the makers of Guitar Hero Live. Then, yesterday, Harmonix’s crowd-funding effort for Rock Band 4 on PC failed. …

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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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New Apple TV arrives next month, adds gaming functionality

Apple has officially unveiled its newest iteration of the Apple TV, which will bring gaming into the fold for the digital media player. At an event earlier today in San Francisco, the company confirmed recent speculation that the next version of the hardware will introduce gaming functionality when it launches …

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Alt-J, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pantera among first artists revealed for Guitar Hero Live

The upcoming encore to the Guitar Hero franchise has had its first tracklist revealed. Artists including The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Ed Sheeran and Skrillex had been previously announced to be making an appearance in Guitar Hero Live, but hadn’t had any tracks detailed. That’s now changed, with the formerly-revealed …

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GAME: Guitar Hero and Rock Band can win over hardcore and casual players

The CEO of GAME is excited about the imminent return of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, because these games appeal to so many different gamers. Martyn Gibbs’ comments follows that of GameStop’s international boss, who told MCV last year that ‘now is a good time for Guitar Hero to come …

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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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New Guitar Hero to be revealed next month, report claims

Activision is reportedly planning a reveal event next month to announce the return of the Guitar Hero franchise. Polygon points to a report from Gamereactor UK (which has since been pulled) that details an apparent invite from Activision sent out to various media outlets in Germany. Activision’s invitation suggests the …

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