The lights are on
We've already heard early rumblings about a potential sequel to Activision's latest original foray into the music game genre, DJ Hero. Now we know for sure that it's coming thanks to a telling comment by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in a recent interview.
Speaking to Game Informer last month, Kotick discussed Activision's ideal of committing to IP for the long-term. "...if you're going to make a commitment to doing something original, the odds are that you're not going to get it right on the first chance," Kotick said. He pointed to numerous Activision developers as examples of this trend, including Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Raven, and Neversoft, all developers who Kotick says didn't produce their best products first.
Turning his attention to DJ Hero, an ambitious project that received a lot of critical buzz but has not sold terribly well, Kotick reiterated his devotion to improving the game for a second volume:
"I think DJ Hero is a really innovative product. I can't wait for you to see next year's. That's the thing; we're sticking with it. We'll stick with it and get it right. But it's going to be less games, better games. That's our strategy."
This comment makes you wonder if Activision also plans to stick with other seeming flops that had less solid gameplay such as Tony Hawk Ride.
For more from our extensive interview with Bobby Kotick, be sure to check out the February issue of Game Informer, which is available now. In the mean time, is a DJ Hero sequel something you would be excited about? Does Activision's commitment to sequels matter to you or would you prefer that they try to create more original games?
Somehow this news doesn't surprise me. I really don't think it'll sell any better than the first; in fact, I think it's going to do even worse this time around...
*Sigh* another "Hero" game that really isn't necessary.
I just want everyone to pay close attention to what he said:
"I can't wait for you to see next year's"
I think Activision is going to bleed this game dry year after year like Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero :(
This is good news for rhythm game fans. D.J. Hero is definitely a breath of fresh air compared to the other Hero titles. Too bad purchasing the sequel would mean putting even more money in Bobby Kotick's pocket. I refuse to give that man another cent of my hard-earned money.
DJ Hero is going to end up like Guitar Hero either way. Anybody want to bet?
I've never played the first one although the reviews were great.
After DJ Hero 2, I'm guessing there will be DJ Hero: Slim Shady, DJ Hero: Jay-Z, and then DJ Hero: Soulja Boy with Tupac Shakur as a playable character who dances alongside Soulja Boy. And that's only in the next two years. Thank you Bobby Kotick... for destroying the integrity of music games.
Here we go again.
i thought they took a bath on this game.
Yearly sequels from Activison?
Why make a sequel why not just make more DLC and stop wasting everyone's time with such non sense this is how tony hawk games got bland and played out
Harmonix and Activision are switching places now... 2 confirmed Rock Band games for 2010, a couple more rumored... and now only 1 confirmed guitar hero game for 2010.
This isn't shocking at all.
Doesn't surprise me at all.
Did anyone buy the first one?! Or are they just using MW profits to flood the market with more peripherals and old-material sequels?
And I thought the plastic band set was taking up room. What other peripherals will they come out with?
I'm going to wait for DJ Hero: Van Halen.
I'd prefer more DLC to keep the first one interesting and leave it for 2011, honestly another yearly game just feels ... empty, like if it was an automatic let's make another one rather than try to make it better.