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JediAthos 02-09-2011 06:34 PM

Activision Kills Guitar Hero: Commences Layoffs
 
Activision confirmed that its Guitar Hero division is closing, DJ Hero is being killed, and that True Crime Hong Kong is being canceled in its fourth-quarter conference call this afternoon. Our condolences to everyone who lost their jobs.

source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...n-layoffs.aspx


That's a big franchise that Activision has killed in Guitar Hero. I know some thought it was played out, but it was Rock Band's only real competition. Do you think the loss of those franchises above will hurt Activision in the long run?

Mav 02-09-2011 07:58 PM

They'll be fine, they'll just publish Call of Duty: Subtitle Here and make more millions.

JediAthos 02-09-2011 08:30 PM

sadly that is far too close to the truth

Ctrl Alt Del 02-09-2011 09:21 PM

I actually approve this (not the layoffs, of course). Gameplay wise, GH2 was the only one to add something new. Don't get me wrong, GH is amazingly fun. But turning it into another endless franchise, recycled every year with a new package and same content. They did the right thing.

Sabretooth 02-09-2011 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mav (Post 2766606)
They'll be fine, they'll just publish Call of Duty: Subtitle Here and make more millions.

Haven't they reached the billions mark yet?

The Doctor 02-10-2011 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del (Post 2766612)
I actually approve this (not the layoffs, of course). Gameplay wise, GH2 was the only one to add something new. Don't get me wrong, GH is amazingly fun. But turning it into another endless franchise, recycled every year with a new package and same content. They did the right thing.

My thoughts exactly. I can't fathom the logic behind buying the same game every year, and I'm glad that at least one such title is being axed (for now).

ChAiNz.2da 02-11-2011 01:40 PM

Activision ( World of Warcraft + Starcraft + Call of Duty) = They aren't hurting by letting the geetarz go. ;)

Mav 02-11-2011 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2766620)
Haven't they reached the billions mark yet?

Probably.
Definitely if converted to .

DarthParametric 02-11-2011 11:54 PM

There's a rumour that Activision are planning on buying Take-Two/2K, which would mean acquiring Rockstar and the GTA franchise, hence why they canned True Crime (which would compete apparently). Annual GTA anyone?

Mav 02-12-2011 03:39 AM

Grand Theft Auto: Call of Guitar DJ Warfare Heroes

Ctrl Alt Del 02-13-2011 06:57 PM

^ Put Bioshock somewhere in this title and it'll sell like democracy on the desert.

Jae Onasi 02-14-2011 02:35 AM

Harmonix just split off Rock Band and is its own company again--I suspect EA/Activision/etc. aren't seeing $$$ in music games anymore, although I have to say Billy Joel on RB3 is major win.

JediAthos 02-14-2011 08:51 AM

I would guess you're probably right Jae. I would imagine that they were probably getting beaten solidly by Rock Band and just decided to throw in the towel.

Drunkside 02-14-2011 11:25 AM

I dont really care, I havent played GH since it made me pick up the real guitar :xp:

urluckyday 02-14-2011 04:39 PM

Bout time. Those games blew.

Prime 02-15-2011 10:45 AM

Never nice to hear about layoffs...


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