When Activision purchased RedOctane earlier this year, it made no secret that it wanted to extend the company’s popular Guitar Hero brand, and talked about the series’ potential on new platforms. Last month, the company confirmed that it would in fact be bringing out new Guitar Hero games beyond this fall’s Guitar Hero 2 on the PlayStation 2, but concrete confirmation that the series would go multiplatform was limited to the realm of rumor.
That changed today as Activision CEO Robert Kotick dropped the news in a speech at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia XV Conference, confirming that the series would be arriving on new platforms next year.
While Kotick didn’t spell it out, the breadth and depth of the publisher’s support for the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 certainly suggests that all three of those platforms count as "significant new formats" for the publisher.
Published in: Games Consoles on 2006-09-21