Activision Axes Guitar Hero

Gig is over for former hit game
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2011 2:59 AM CST
"Guitar Hero" was a massive hit after its release in 2005 but fickle gamers have moved on.   (AP Photo/Activision)
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(Newser) – Activision's former smash hit has gone from hero to zero. The company says Guitar Hero—which earned it more than $1 billion just 2 years ago—is being discontinued. Members of the Guitar Hero team will be among some 500 Activision employees to be laid off, the Los Angeles Times reports. Activision is also axing the True Crime: Hong Kong game that was in development. The company plans to focus on World of Warcraft and future Call of Duty titles.

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