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Report: Activision CEO Nods To Potential Guitar Hero Revival

Posted on October 11, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Over the past week, reports have rolled out pressing on the still developing Activision Blizzard deal. In one statement from the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it lightens on the pushback towards the acquisition. Additionally, one report pressed the deal to finalize this Friday – October 13th. And that is not all addressed either.

In an additional comment from Activision, the publisher elaborates on how Xbox Game Pass plays into the equation. With new releases Diablo IV & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III out this year, the firm clarifies the two will not face an immediate welcoming to the service. Which was echoed by Phil Spencer previously. But, it does leave room for an entire portfolio of other titles and series coming to Xbox Game Pass.

According to a new report from Windows Central, Guitar Hero is among one of the new initiatives planned to make a return following the Xbox acquisition following through. With a new stream of revenue for invested projects, the beloved series is said to make a return.

We’re uniquely situated as a company because we have the very best franchises in all of video games. […] The re-emergence of Guitar Hero and other things would not be possible without the different types of resources. And so, you know, just the endless possibilities for the future that are just incredibly exciting.

Bobby Kotich, Activision Blizzard CEO

In the past, we’ve seen Microsoft’s excitement for the repertoire of IP at disposal from the Activision Blizzard arrangement. Both new and old – Microsoft has an entirely new catalog of recognized franchises to dip into if the $69 billion payment is processed. Among Guitar Hero, there is also Tony Hawk, Hexen, and Transformers just to name a few.

What will be interesting is the potential rivalry that will erect from Guitar Hero returning. For those who might not recall, Epic Games acquired Rock Band team Harmonix back in 2021 and has yet to shed its plans with the game studio since the announcement. You can read the full report by heading here.

What do you hope to see manifest from Guitar Hero’s return?

Source: Windows Central

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