Should Guitar Hero make a return on Xbox Series X/S?

If Guitar Hero comes back, there needs to be an audience for it.

by Flavius Floare

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  • There was a reboot released in 2015, Guitar Hero Live.
  • However, it caused the company that made it to go bankrupt.
  • There is a chance a remake of the first game to have the same fate.

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Guitar Hero is probably one of those games that will forever stay in our minds. The Xbox 360 classic started a whole genre: the music rhythm video game. It proved to be fun, and addictive. Especially if you were a music lover.

There are a lot of games similar to it, and some of them you can even play online, on your PC. But somehow they do not compare to this classic, or at least, the feeling is just not there.

So, it’s only natural to wonder if Guitar Hero should make a return on Xbox Series X/S. And it seems a lot of people are wondering about it too.

One could wonder, of course. But does Microsoft ever think about bringing Guitar Hero to Xbox Series X/S?

Guitar Hero on Xbox Series X/S

Well, it could happen. But would it have an audience? A reboot of the series happened back in 2015. 8 years ago, Guitar Hero Live was released to all consoles and Windows devices. But, and this is a big but, the game underperformed. It didn’t sell well. Plus, it caused the company of that time, FreeStyleGames, to go bankrupt.

Activision laid off many employees of FreeStyleGames and sold the company to Ubisoft in 2017, due to this very reason.guitar hero xbox series x

Now Activision-Blizzard is in talks of acquisition with Microsoft, and if the acquisition goes through, then Microsoft might revive a lot of titles. Guitar Hero might come back one way or the other, but who knows if there is an audience for it.

One Reddit user put it very simply:

These games hit it big right at the perfect time where kids who grew up on video games were in the right age group to have their own place and were old enough to drink and have drunken rock band parties. Now those same dudes are older and have families and probably haven’t had their buddies over to play games in years. And the younger crowd does everything online and doesn’t socialize in person the way we used to.

While physical interactions might be different now, the Internet and the way a lot of people, including young people, use it, have changed the way we play video games as well.

Guitar Hero is definitely one of those games that require a lot of social interaction. But who knows, it’s still worth a try. And this game should definitely make a return to Xbox X/S. Maybe this time it will be successful?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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