Activision: DJ Hero 2 In The Works
We figured it was coming and it was unofficially confirmed last year but now, Activision has clarified: DJ Hero 2 is on the way. ...er...we think.
According to GameSpot citing a Game Informer interview, outspoken Activision CEO Bobby Kotick announced that a sequel to the innovative and stellar DJ Hero is currently in development. "I think DJ Hero is a really innovative product," said Kotick. "I can't wait for you to see next year's." The only problem is because we're talking about a February issue of the magazine, we're not really sure if that comment was made in 2009 or 2010...and in all reality, despite the pseudo-confirmations we've heard in the past and the warm reception the first title received, a sequel might be a bad idea. After all, the music/rhythm fad died down a lot in 2009, falling 40% in comparison to 2008 and DJ Hero didn't meet Activision's lofty sales expectations. Due to the over-saturation of music titles and the relatively steep $120 price tag, the game featuring a unique peripheral only managed to sell 175,000 copies in its first month at retail and 123,000 in the second month. But Kotick has also said they plan to "stick with it" and they'll "get it right."
Well, "getting it right" isn't really the issue; they basically got it right the first time. The issue was competing with a lot of other music-based games, and that high admittance fee. But the good news is, if you purchased DJ Hero, you should be able to get the sequel for the normal price of $60 because you already have the requisite accessory. That might help a lot.
Related Game(s): DJ Hero 2
1/19/2010 12:25:21 PM Ben Dutka