PS3 News: Activision Issues Letter About Guitar Situation - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Activision Issues Letter About Guitar Situation

  Okay, so this whole Rock Band and Guitar Hero III incompatibility drama has become annoying as all hell, right? Basically, the Rock Band guitar doesn't work with Guitar Hero III, and vice versa. Well Harmonix stated their piece, and now Activision published a little letter to GameDaily informing them of their side to the story. Basically, the letter states that Harmonix's public words about the issue are misleading, and that Activision has offered to reach an agreement. Here's a snippet of it:

   "...Harmonix and its parent company MTV Games/Viacom recently declined Activision's offer to reach an agreement that would allow the use of Guitar Hero guitar controllers with Rock Band. We have been and remain open to discussions with Harmonix and MTV Games/Viacom about the use of our technology in Rock Band. Unfortunately for Rock Band users, in this case Harmonix and MTV Games/Viacom are unwilling to discuss an agreement with Activision."

   We at PSXE are going to go out on a limb and raise the B.S. flag on this one, in the most polite and sincere way possible. This letter makes it fairly clear that Activision is seeking licensing fees for the ability to use their GHIII guitar in Rock Band, and Harmonix wants no part of it. To end their letter, Activision claims that their "top priority is to provide consumers with a seamless marriage of best-in-class hardware and software."

   Guys, if that were the case, drop the B.S. and allow gamers to use their guitars in more than one game. And that's all I have to say about that. At this pace, a resolution in the near future looks fairly doubtful. We'll keep you posted.

12/14/2007 Arnold Katayev

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

New Comment System

Legacy Comment System (0 posts)

There are no comments to display.

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Latest Updates

Shadow of the Colossus Review
6d, 21h, 22m ago (2 comments)

Strikers Edge Review
10d, 22h, 2m ago (19 comments)

Okami HD Review
11d, 19h, 54m ago (6 comments)

Ultimate Chicken Horse Review
15d, 14h, 48m ago (16 comments)

Black Mirror Review
31d, 2h, 50m ago (23 comments)

Our Poll

How often do you visit the site?
Once a day
Several times a day
Every few days
Once a week
This is my first visit
I've never been here, even now I am not here

Previous Poll Results