Activision Tripling Guitar Hero Releases by 2010

By Chris Faylor, Sep 15, 2008 3:07pm PDT Activision Blizzard will triple the amount of Guitar Hero titles and content it offers by 2010, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith revealed today at the company's Analyst Day.

That expansion extends to both retail titles and downloadable content for the popular multi-instrument music game series, and follows Activision's plans to double the amount of Guitar Hero releases in 2009.

The growth will be accomplished by bringing in more developers and more hardware suppliers, Griffith explained. Late last week, the company purchased UK developer FreeStyleGames, which is currently working on "localized downloadable content" for the Guitar Hero brand.

The next Guitar Hero game, officially dubbed World Tour but often referred to as Guitar Hero 4, hits PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii on October 26.

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  • Does anyone think that it's possible that having too many titles and too many songs available might run the risk of flaming out the enthusiasm for these kinds of games? Well, I guess Maxis does make a ton of money off of casual gamers buying Sims expansions/shovelware.

    What I think the music industry should do is promote people buying music on CD by including a keycode inside the CD package to download the Guitar Hero or Rock Band versions of all of the songs on the album. It's a bit ridiculous to have to pay more than the full price of the album to just get the game versions of the songs. You should buy the album, and get the game songs free.