Thursday, February 10, 2011

Harmonix comments on Guitar Hero's demise

(via IGN)
Activision's announcement of the cancellation of Guitar Hero took the gaming world by storm. The decision to end the once popular music gaming franchise is expected to leave many employees at Activision without a job.

Harmonix's John Drake issued a statement on behalf of the studio through the Rock Band forums.

Here's what Drake had to say:

"We were sad to hear yesterday that Activision was discontinuing development on Guitar Hero. Our thoughts are with those who are losing their jobs, and we wish them the best of luck."

Drake assured fans of the Rock Band series that while the sales of music gaming have declined, Harmonix is still investing in the franchise.