A new 'Guitar Hero' video game could be coming

It sounds like there's potential for a new Guitar Hero game.
26 August 2022 7:12PM

It sounds like there's potential for a new Guitar Hero game.

Guitar Hero was released back in 2005 by video game company Activision Blizzard, and a new version of the game hasn't come out since 2015. The aim of the game is to hit the different guitar notes of iconic rock and metal songs in time, using five coloured fretboard buttons and a strum bar.

It was always a great game to get the younger generation into some good music too.

Activision Blizzard owned a bunch of leading video games but the company have found themselves in the headlines in recent years for reasons such as gender-based dscrimination and sexual assault lawsuits, resulting in a bunch iconic games being shelved.

But as of last week, Microsoft have acquired the company for a whopping $68.7 billion, and CEO Phil Spencer sounds keen to rejuvinate some of Activision Blizzard's iconic video games.

Spencer told the Washington Post, "I was looking at the IP list, I mean, let’s go! King’s QuestGuitar Hero… I should know this but I think they got HeXen."

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activation Blizzard is also keen for Microsoft to bring back some retired games including Guitar Hero, now that the acquistion deal is complete.

Since Guitar Hero was such a smash hit upon its release and made records being the first video game to make over $1 billion (Guitar Hero 3), suuurely they'll release a new version some time in the near future.