Guitar Hero: Phil Spencer brings comeback into the game, wants to revive old series

Microsoft wants to buy Activision Blizzard. When the takeover is through, many old brands belong to Microsoft, which were neglected for a long time. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer is now explicitly playing with the thought of having franchises like Guitar Hero for fresh life in an interview. For a Guitar hero comeback, there were already more accurate plans, but never what the Activision CEO Bobby Kick explained.

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Guitar Hero and other old Activision brands could return

Activision Blizzard is most likely adopted for just under $70 billion of Microsoft. This means that all rights of gaming hen, which holds Activision Blizzard, could be transferred to the possession of Microsoft and theoretically revived.

For example, Guitar Hero: In an interview with The Washington Post, the freshly baked Microsoft Gaming CEO and Xbox boss Phil Spencer talks about Activision franchises, which have been more likely to be dealt with lately. They could now celebrate a glorious return. Explicitly mentioned by him King’s Quest, Guitar Hero and Witches.

I looked at the IP list, and I mean, let’s go! King’s Quest, Guitar Hero… I should know that, but I think you also have witches.

As soon as the deal is in dry towels, Phil Spencer say about which Activision Blizzard franchises could possibly be revived. That can still take, possibly even until mid-2023.

If you can do a little with Guitar Hero, you get an impression of the franchise from 2015 to the last offshoot Guitar Hero live:

By taking over Activision Blizzard, the rights to various time-honored game franchises could be brought out of the drawer. That is, we could finally get a new rock ‘n roll racing, a new Lost Viking, Soldier of Fortune, Witches or Star craft.

The chances are better than ever. For Microsoft, it would be desirable to increase their games offer to attract even more people in the Game Pass. The company also has already shown Wasteland 3 and Age of Empires 4 that they will gladly give a new chance. That Phil Spencer now even speaks itself, ensures even more anticipation.


Activision CEO had plans: In particular Guitar Hero sounds very likely. Among other things, this is because the Activision CEO Bobby Kick also speaks in an interview that the games should actually have been revived. There have already been concrete plans and a really cool vision, but the resources would have missed. It was probably about the production of a new, special Guitar Hero Controller.

Phil [Spencer] and I’ve spun about what things are concerned for the future. I wanted to make a new Guitar Hero for a while, but I do not want to add teams for the manufacture and supply chain and no quality assurance for making. And the chip knob is enormous. We really did not have the opportunity to do that.

I had a really cool vision for what the next guitar could be hero and then realized that we do not have the resources to do that.

Bobby Kick (via VentureBeat)

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