In a surprise move, Activision have given the Guitar Hero Franchise and the upcoming True Crime: Hong Kong title a swift blow to the head and brought them to an early grave. Yep, Guitar Hero is no more. Can't say I care very much for the incredibly gimmicky, money grubbing and stale series of games, but I was very much looking forward to True Crime: Hong Kong.
Did you buy Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock? No? Well, the last iteration of the franchise not only received poor critical response, but also failed to move units. Seems gamers were tired of the whole Guitar music games in general, with Rock Band creators Harmonix being sold off to Viacom.
Activision said that "due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011. The company also will stop development on True Crime: Hong Kong. These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world's best interactive entertainment experiences."