Activision wants cash for Rock Band patch

Firm believes it should be "compensated for the use of our technology"

Dec 21, 2007

It's a whole lot clearer now why Guitar Hero publisher Activision decided to block a Rock Band patch enabling support for GHIII PS3 controllers; it wants to be paid for the privilege.

Activision spokeswoman Maryanne Lataif came straight out and said it, in yesterday's Boston Globe newspaper: "We believe we should be compensated for the use of our technology." Activision wants (more) cash then.

The patch in question, which makes Guitar Hero III PS3 guitars work with Harmonix's Rock Band, was blocked by Activision and is currently resting under Sony's arm.

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