Originally Posted by Brutuz
Eugh, yet more income for a dead-end developer...Once the CoD fad (Like the GH one, of which I was a fan) pops, where will Activisions money come from? WoW?
Guitar Hero wasn't a fad, a bunch of activision's developers wanted to take the guitar hero genre in another direction after Guitar Hero 2, Activision didn't want to, so those employees quit and made the company called Harmonix and the game Rock Band. Activision's guitar hero has gone downhill ever since, starting with Guitar Hero 3.. and getting increasely worse from there.
Rock Band ended up killing Guitar Hero sales. You can export the songs from Rock Band 1, Rock Band 2, Rock Band: Green Day, etc into Rock Band 3. They also release 5+ songs a week that you can purchase and download. They added Pro Guitar, Pro Bass, Pro Drums, and Pro Keyboard which allows you to play with real instruments and is exactly like playing the real thing. My friend with 10 year guitar experience, who has never played this genre was playing expert pro guitar in a matter of hours. They also allow fans to create their own DLC from their bands or bands they own licenses to (assuming you have the money to buy their software).
It's not a fad, people have just gone to Rock Band. I currently have 1463 songs in my game, why would I ever want to buy a GH game with 80 songs, and no export features into the new games? Activision doesn't care what fans want, and that's why they are losing business.
TL:TR - Activision fails, doesn't listen to anything anyone says, when they lose money they blame it on piracy. I really hope they die off soon to leave more room for the better companies.Edited by Murlocke - 5/10/11 at 11:58am