Current Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed that a new Guitar Hero was discussed as part of the company's purchase by Microsoft.
In an interview with VentureBeat, Kotick discussed some of the opportunities that the acquisition by Microsoft brings. "You look at all the opportunities that we get with a company like Microsoft...Phil and I started riffing on things for the future." Kotick continues, "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."
"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."
"If you look at Skylanders, with its hardware and manufacturing and supply chain, there are the same kinds of things that we can’t do but Microsoft can."
While this isn't confirmation that a new game is on the way, it certainly highlights that the company hasn't abandoned its best-selling rhythm game. In the wake of the news that Microsoft would be purchasing Activision Blizzard, fans have been quick to reel off their wishlists of games that we could see receive some new life.
It's been a while since we've had another main series Guitar Hero, but, perhaps under Microsoft Gaming, we could see it make a return.
Kotick has faced pressure to step down as CEO from Activision Blizzard following the company's many lawsuitd and on-going allegations of sexual harassment. It's been reported that, after Microsoft completes its purchase, that Kotick is set to leave the company.