Harmonix Out, Neversoft In | PS3Blog.net
First there was Frequency, one of the best multiplayer games my friends and I play on the PS2. (It was a music game.) By Harmonix. Then came Amplitude, the sequel, also by Harmonix. It improved on Frequency in some ways, but we thought that the sense of actually playing the instruments had decreased. Plus the song selection wasn’t as good.
Then came Guitar Hero, which was a game very similar to the first two by Harmonix, but it was just about guitars, of course. And the great song selection was back. And then Guitar Hero II, of course. Also by Harmonix.
But now Harmonix is out, and Neversoft is in. RedOctane, now owned by Activision, will be using Neversoft instead to continue developing sequels after Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 is released.
And get this, in the interview they state that they have only announced plans for the Xbox 360 and no other next-gen platform. That contradicts earlier reports by Activision that said Guitar Hero II will make it to all major next-gen platforms (or something like that).
Activision/RedOctane, if you’re listening, we want Guitar Hero for the PS3 !!!