Dan Amrich, one of the Activision Community members, confirms the much-speculated end of the Guitar Hero franchise and subsequent DLC packs. He says “With the release of April’s downloadable Track Packs, Guitar Hero as a franchise goes on vacation until further notice. Some are sad to see it go, others happy — but of course, the music lives on. Those games and guitars are in your collection, and it’s easy enough to fire them up whenever you want to feel like a guitar hero. Long live rock.”
Quite the eulogy, but we all knew it was coming, music games could never succeed as a yearly franchise, especially with so little new being introduced and the sales numbers of the most recent titles are evidence of this. This is sad news for the many that worked on the track packs and yearly titles, as now they are likely out of a job.
Call of Duty has also been considered another franchise that could do with a break from yearly releases, but their sales numbers are not indicating that their popularity is waning. What do you guys think?