Even though DJ Hero is still loaded on store shelves, it’s never to0 early to think about the future. As was hinted before, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has now begun addressing the sequel and the hardships of creating an original, unique intellectual property.
Speaking with Game Informer, Kotick said “…if you’re going to make a commitment to doing something original, the odds are that you’re not going to get it right on the first chance.” To back this up, Kotick mentioned some other Activision developers that went through a similar trial such as Neversoft and Infinity Ward. While the Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Call of Duty series didn’t seem to have that rocky of a start, you get the idea.
“I think DJ Hero is a really innovative product,” Kotick said. “I can’t wait for you to see next year’s. That’s the thing; we’re sticking with it. We’ll stick with it and get it right. But it’s going to be less games, better games. That’s our strategy.”
While the less is more approach is good in theory, the Hero series does not seem to be following this trend with multiple releases being shipped in 2009 including, Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and several spinoffs. Hopefully Activision will turn this around and slow the pace down on the DJ Hero series to give it time to realize its potential or we maybe seeing DJ Hero: Jazzy Jeff in the near future.