No more Guitar Hero, says Activision

By Ben Parfitt

February 10th 2011 at 10:16AM
No more Guitar Hero, says Activision

Declines in the music video games genre means one of the biggest franchises reaches its end.

The hit video games series, Guitar Hero, has reached its end, publisher Activision has confirmed.

"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," a statement in Activision's financial report, filed last night, revealed.

Activision has also confirmed the cancellation of both any potential new DJ Hero title and the next Tony Hawk game. Neither series will see a release in 2011.

The publisher admitted that its peripheral-based titles - which include Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Tony Hawk - performed well below expectations in 2010.

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