Rock on! Guitar Hero is dead

I admit I was surprised in reading this news. I guess pressing buttons on cheap plastic guitars only appeals to so many people. My guess is that this industry really relied on continued music purchase and that probably fell flat. They should open this up and let anyone create their own guitar hero tracks and just charge for licensing the original music

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Courtesy of Activision

“Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011,” the company said in its most recent financial statement. “These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences.”