Console-less Guitar Hero on the way, says Kotick

Tuesday, 15th September 2009 07:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Activision boss Bobby Kotick is his own man. He doesn’t need consoles to shovel his guitar-based brand of music game to the masses. No sir.

“You should expect to see many of our products to be playable on the television independent of a console,” he said this week, speaking at the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference in San Francisco.

Like, seriously. He added:

“I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model.”

This’d be awesome. Kotick won’t be able to threaten console manufacturers any more, however, which would be a bit rubbish.

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  1. BraveArse

    Look at that pudgy little face. And if that isn’t Satan’s nose I don’t know what is.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    He’s only smiling because he’s got a roll of fifties wedged up his arse.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SticKboy

    He also went on to explain the money-making capabilities of Guitar Hero, providing a little historical insight as well as giving up his margins:

    “In the last cycle of videogames you spent $50 on a game, played it and took it back to the shop for credit. Today, we’ll sell you for $100 a guitar. You might add a microphone or drums, you might buy two or three expansions packs, different types of music. Over the life of your ownership you’ll probably buy around 25 additional song packs in digital downloads. So, what used to be a $50 sale is a $500 sale today.”

    What a nice man… where “nice man” equals “fucking douchebag”.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. revolting

    I actually agree with Kotick; it would indeed be awesome if making it console-less got it the fuck off my real consoles, clogging up the system with it’s 50 billion music downloads, slowing down the addition of real content to the XBL/PSN marketplaces. Please, do it ASAP and get the hell away from me.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    Fuck off,Kotick.

    #5 5 years ago

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