Activision's DJ Hero Confirmed

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Following Activision's trademark registration for "DJ Hero" and a smattering of recent rumors, it has now been confirmed that the company is indeed working on DJ Hero.

"Activision's doing a DJ Hero game, and I can't comment on what we're doing [at Neversoft]," Guitar Hero World Tour project director Brian Bright told Joystiq.

Neversoft, a fully-owned subsidiary of Activision, has been tasked with the Guitar Hero series since creator Harmonix was bought by MTV, leading to the rival series Rock Band. Prior to Guitar Hero, Neversoft was known for its work on the Tony Hawk series.

"We're working on the future and next-gen," Bright said of the studio's future, though he was unable to offer specifics. "If I wasn't excited about it I wouldn't be there."

DJ Hero has reportedly been a "licensing nightmare," with rumors claiming that the effort will launch next summer with a turntable controller and a mash-up tracklist. Development is supposedly occurring at the Activision-owned FreeStyleGames.

From The Chatty
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    October 27, 2008 9:16 AM

    the whole reason rockband took off was because you could get you and 3 other friends and "play" some great music together. DJ here would be more solo and with bad music, right? curious to see how this will work even though i have no interest in it

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      October 27, 2008 9:27 AM

      "Bad" music?

      Please, qualify so that people can laugh at you.

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        October 27, 2008 9:44 AM

        iawpqstpclay

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        October 27, 2008 9:51 AM

        oh, you know all that hippity hop that you young punks listen to nowadays.
        Also, get off my lawn.

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          October 27, 2008 10:02 AM

          you kids today, with your pac-Man video games and dan fogelberg records…

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      October 27, 2008 9:46 AM

      Perhaps they'll add support for guitar and drums so the music wouldn't be as bad.

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      October 27, 2008 10:11 AM

      Guitar hero was huge before rockband let more than 1-2 people play at a time

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