I know how upsetting the recent news of Activision killing off the Guitar Hero series is to many. The game is responsible for the music/rhythm genre renaissance, which sparked a number of spin-offs, including the most recent, and my personal favorite, DJ Hero.
But to my dismay, DJ Hero too has fallen victim to Activision’s axe-dropping.
This is one of those times I wish I could perform a rewind, and not hear the following news: DJ Hero has gone the way of the Dodo. On the official DJ Hero site, comes the following devastating message:
Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s DJ Hero business unit and discontinue development on its DJ Hero game for 2011.These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences.
It’s really saying something about the current state of the Music genre, when the “best-selling new IP of 2009 by revenue” just two years later is disbanded due to poor sales.
Sorry folks, but this Mau5, is really Dead.