Guitar Hero World Tour PC Edition Listed by ESRB; Logitech to Offer 'Premium' Instrument Controllers

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A new listing on the Entertainment Software Ratings Board's website appears to indicate that Neversoft's multi-instrument rhythm title Guitar Hero World Tour (PS2, PS3, Wii, 360) may be coming to PCs.

Though the port has not yet been officially confirmed by publisher Activision, it would follow the PC and Mac edition of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which was developed for those platforms by Aspyr Media and released after the console version.

While Activision did not issue an outright denial of Guitar Hero World Tour on PC, the publisher told GameCyte that "that title has not been announced yet."

Curiously, the listings make no mention of the PlayStation 2 and Wii versions of Guitar Hero World Tour, which were announced alongside its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 incarnations. It remains to be seen whether those platforms will be shown in a second entry, a la the ESRB's listings for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

In related news, Activision and hardware manufacturer Logitech today announced a partnership to develop and market "premium" instrument controllers for the console editions of Guitar Hero World Tour. The peripherals are set to roll out after the title's release later this year.

From The Chatty

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    July 31, 2008 11:12 AM

    hmm Logitech making the instruments, that could be interesting. I think it would be better for a seperate company to make the instruments so activision and harmonix could focus on software. For consumers it means less equipment purchases and more gaming.

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      July 31, 2008 6:01 PM

      Red Octane already makes the instruments. Harmonix is behind Rock Band now- Guitar Hero 3, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, and Guitar Hero: World Tour have been/are Neversoft endeavors.

      Nevertheless, Logitech also throwing its hat in the ring is definitely interesting and will at least keep Red Octane on their toes. Plus, I fully expect Aspyr to pack-in the Logitech peripherals with the PC version of the game, so if they really are of superior quality, that will be interesting indeed.