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Is There A Future For Guitar Hero?

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09/29/2013 6:54 pm
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Is There A Future For Guitar Hero?
Media Courtesy of Bit-Tech Gaming

Adrienne Tyler

Staff Writer

Karthik Bala, co-founder of Vicarious Visions, says that rhythm-action titles like Guitar Hero could have a future in the video games industry. Vicarious Visions is the video game company that gave us games such titles as the Tony Hawk's series, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Nitro Kart, and the Guitar Hero series. The company worked on the Guitar Hero series from 2007 to 2010, and the studio executive insists that the category could return if it manages to 'reinvent itself'. "I think that the music rhythm-action category is a great category, and a lot of genres may peak and then come back in another form and reinvent themselves. I think the key in the video game business is to continually reinvent yourself, to be relevant for consumers. I don't think it has anything to do with the actual genre or type of game" he told Digital Spy. "If you can create something that is magical and surprising. If you're not just rehashing what you have done before - because, let's face it, we all get bored - and you can bring something new to the table, you can be successful". The final entry of the series was Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, with Guitar Hero 7 being cancelled. The spinoff DJ Hero had its last entry in 2010 with DJ Hero 2. Vicarious Visions is currently working on the Skylanders franchise with Skylanders: Swap Force being released next month for multiple platforms. It has been announced that they're also working on two unknown projects: Atlantis and Phoenix. You can watch a trailer for Skylanders: Swap Force here:  


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