Guitar Hero done with DLC after April

The Guitar Hero series has already lived a bit past its expiration date, but the downloadable content train has finally come to an official end now that the April track pack is out.

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The Guitar Hero series has already lived a bit past its expiration date, but the downloadable content train has finally come to an official end now that the April track pack is out. Activision community manager Dan Amrich noted on the PlayStation Blog, "With the release of April’s downloadable Track Packs, Guitar Hero as a franchise goes on vacation until further notice." Amrich is also giving away a Guitar Hero time capsule with goodies from the series.

In the comments, Amrich notes to one user that the packs will still be available for download anytime, so fans who are extremely late to the party can still dive in and choose from all the assorted pieces of DLC thus far. We just won't see any new track packs hitting in the coming months.

After Activision's earnings report showed plans to scale back the music franchises, it seemed that DLC would end after February. Activision then claimed that continued support led to more planned packs, which they've made good on.

This means an end to Guitar Hero for the time being, but probably not forever. Recent comments from Activision VP of developer relations and acquisitions Dan Winters said that the series is only on hiatus. "We're just not making a new one for next year, that's all," he said.

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    April 15, 2011 2:00 PM

    Comment on Guitar Hero done with DLC after April, by Steve Watts.

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      April 15, 2011 2:12 PM

      Didn't they just say a few days ago that they would keep the DLC train running?

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      April 15, 2011 2:14 PM

      Summary: The Guitar Hero series has already lived a bit past its expiration date, but the downloadable content train has finally come to an official end now that the April track pack is out.

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      April 15, 2011 5:33 PM

      Them good old boys were drinkin' Red Bull and Sprite,
      Singin', 'Rock Band would've been a good buy, Rock Band would've been a good buy...'


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgCvTedH06I

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      April 17, 2011 4:31 PM

      Next year, I expect they'll announce how they're relaunching the Guitar Hero franchise and make it a big deal for why they're making the right choices as their profits decline. By then, their lack of compelling new franchises (besides Blizzard releases) beyond Call of Duty will lead to them announcing a new launch of Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, and variants of Call of Duty heretofore impossible (Future Call of Duty, Old West Call of Duty, Medieval Call of Duty, Fantasy Call of Duty, Steampunk Call of Duty, Alternate World Where Women Are the Ruling Class Call of Duty, Paintball Call of Duty, Watergun Call of Duty, Call of Duty Dance Party, Call of Duty Kart Racing, Call of Duty Sing-a-Long, Call of Duty 1: Remake, Call of Duty Adventures, and Call of Duty Sports: Are You Ready For Some Football?).

      Kotick will cackle with glee.