In a recent interview with VentureBeat Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick discussed some of the opportunities the company could get with Microsoft.
“Phil [Spencer] and I started riffing on things for the future. […] I wanted to make a new Guitar Hero for a while, but I don’t want to add teams to do manufacturing and supply chain and QA for manufacturing. And the chip shortages are enormous.”
Kotick then follows up by saying “We didn’t really have the ability to do that. I had a really cool vision for what the next Guitar Hero would be and realized we don’t have the resources to do that.”
Could this mean that we will see the return of the fan favourite guitar title?
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer also mentioned to The Washington Post that he was interested in seeing the return of some of Activision’s more classic franchises. “I was looking at the IP list, I mean, let’s go!” he said. “King’s Quest, Guitar Hero, I should know this but I think they got HeXen.”
Spencer also followed up by saying that the team at Xbox have plans to talk to developers about a series of IPs from Activision.
“We’re hoping that we’ll be able to work with them when the deal closes to make sure we have resources to work on franchises that I love from my childhood, and that the teams really want to get”.
Im sure fans will be delighted to know that we could be in store for a number of nostalgic treats coming our way in the future, after all Guitar Hero was widely popular after its release.
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