Guitar Hero May Get the Funk Out

May 2, 2010Written by Kyle P.

Amiss their negative public image over the Infinity Ward controversy, Activision is looking to continue their nearly five year old, billion dollar music franchise, Guitar Hero. If the rumors are correct, this latest game will definitely bring out the funk in all of us.

According to a survey forwarded to Kotaku, Activision is trying to gauge interest in a possible Guitar Hero: Red Hot Chili Peppers game. Just like previous band-centered games such as Metallica, Van Halen and Aerosmith, the game would feature many of the group’s popular recordings. The survey included the following quote:

“Celebrate the entirety of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ life, starting with their early days in LA, to their famous Hyde Park concert to their highly anticipated new studio album.”

The popular band’s highly anticipated album has a rough release date of 2011. Obviously, if songs from the band’s next album are in the game, sometime next year would be the earliest we should expect to see the title debut. Until PSLS gets a confirmation from Activision, it is best to just label this as a rumor for now.

As an avid RHCP fan, I am finding it hard to get excited for this potential title. Activision is milking a franchise that should have ended long ago. Certainly, Guitar Hero has seen better days. Is Activision dragging along a dead franchise, in an effort to get more money? Or do you believe this is an honest sequel, that is deserving of your money?