Guitar Hero not dead, brand “won’t go away”

We may all have celebrated the death of the Guitar Hero franchise a little too early.

Activision’s Dan Winters recently spoke to about their music series, where he dismissed talk that it was gone for good. “Actually, just to clarify, we’re just putting Guitar Hero on hiatus, we’re not ending it,” he said. “We’re releasing products out of the vault – we’ll continue to sustain the channel, the brand won’t go away. We’re just not making a new one for next year, that’s all.”

Sounds like the series could be prepped to make a return in 2013 at this rate. But we just shoved all those plastic instruments down in the basement!