Guitar Hero canceled by Activision

February 11, 2011

Activision, the publisher responsible for the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises, has announced plans to cancel all games currently in production for both series. This comes amidst news that they will also be laying off around 500 of their employees from various studios, mainly the ones involved in their music game development.

When asked about whether the franchises were now dead or simply taking a year off, Activision also said that as of March 1, no new DLC would be produced for either series either.

No news on whether the already existing DLC will disappear from online marketplaces, but it certainly appears that Activision has decided to pull themselves completely out of the business of making new music content.