Harmonix bid Guitar Hero farewell
Future iterations of the cult hit turned mass market Guitar Hero series, will not be created by the game's inventor, developer Harmonix, it today emerges. Speaking to trade website Gamasutra, Harmonix producer Daniel Sussman revealed: "Here's the official line: Harmonix can confirm that we are not developing Guitar Hero 3."
As chatter has suggested for some weeks, Harmonix are off to pursue new pastures, Sussman explaining that they are "instead working on a different music game project, one that is a bigger and more ambitious endeavour." The producer explained that the developer's new vision could not be "pursue[d] within the bounds of the Guitar Hero franchise."
So who is developing Guitar Hero III, in the absence of the team that founded the series? Well, the smart money is now on Neversoft, who recently posted job ads pertaining to the development of a new 'Guitar Hero game'. Indeed, there's also been the suggestion of a 1980's Guitar Hero mooted, which could also be on the way. Not to mention Activision's recent trade-marking of 'Guitar Villain', perhaps suggesting that yet another game is on the drawing board.
More on this soon, we hope.