Guitar Hero goes multiplatform

When mega-publisher Activision secured the rights to the Guitar Hero franchise, we all expected it to ditch this pesky PS2-exclusitivity business. Well, now that's happened. Beginning next year, the fret-crunching rock series will hit several platforms, the most likely of which will be Xbox 360. Yearly track list updates are also on the horizon.

Right now Activision and its publisher buddy RedOctane aren't saying precisely which systems Hero will appear on (or when), but given its incredible popularity, we'd bet on all breathing full-sized consoles- which is to say, the smart money's on PS2 and the trio of next-gen machines.

September 20, 2006