Recently, Activision has fired the Guitar Hero game. It was one of the most successful selling video games. The production of the Guitar Hero series was considered to be critical. It had included DJ Hero and True Crime as well. Unfortunately all these are blocked now.
This halt will cause a loss of more than 500 jobs. This decision was taken by Activision after the previous year’s performance of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. It performed poorly at retail.
Chief executive of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, has clarified the decision. He has said that, they simply cannot make these games productive based on current market and demands.
In the series of underworld shooters True Crime: Hong Kong was to be the third title and the game was a attention-seeker at E3 2010, as well as Activision's own proposal events. But indeed it was not going smooth as stated by Hirshberg.
UK’s Freestyle Games was one of the contributors to the Guitar Hero series. It was accountable for True Crime, and Liverpool’s Bizarre Creations. Moreover there will be a huge job cut in these studios.