Activision have announced that Guitar Hero is coming back this year but not quite like you remember it.
The game will feature FMV reactive crowds that will either cheer or boo you as you play well or not. It looks interesting to say the least but it is jarring when you first see the game in action.
There is a different mode of play called GHTV which is a 24 hours a day streaming service that lets you play along to songs that will continually update with new songs and videos.
“Guitar Hero is a franchise that so many people love. Figuring out how to bring it back with true breakthrough innovation has been years in the making, and a labour of love,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Guitar Hero Live lets people rock real crowds with real reactions. Our goal was literally to give people stage fright. And with GHTV, we have created the world’s first live, playable music video network. All of it is playable on consoles, or mobile devices. Guitar Hero is back and better than ever.”
You will not be using your old controllers those as Guitar Hero Live will feature a “modern, redesigned guitar controller,” which offers two rows of three buttons which Activision says “better reflects the way people naturally play”.
Guitar Hero Live launches later this year and will feature song from The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids.