Friday, February 11, 2011

Slash Speaks Out On The Death Of The Guitar Hero Video Game Franchise

According to, Publisher Activision confirmed this week that Guitar Hero is no more, writing, "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."

L.A. Weekly's Erin Broadley has issued the following report:

Although Activision released an official statement about its decision, L.A. Weekly dipped under the velvet rope and into the VIP booth to ask guitar icon SLASH, star of 2007's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, about why he thought the franchise got axed.

"It was inevitable," Slash told us. "Sales declined after the success of GH3. It was too costly to produce the game as a result."

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