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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?
@Hiroshige: that tends to happen a lot on GI it would seem; well as long as it's an article on something people want to slam and not something they like.
I read the bit about "less games more quality," I just don't believe it. I am glad they are doing another DJ Hero though, because there were a few reasons why I ended up not getting the first (aside from $) that I'm hoping will be addressed in a sequel. Hopefully they will let sleeping dogs lie with Tony Hawk though, Ride was such a bad idea. What really got me about that game, or it's marketing anyway was that the coolest thing they showed in the commercial wasn't real gameplay, but the projected image of what would be under a skater on the floor: this part is not even a feature of the game. Furthermore, they barely showed the screen with gameplay at all, they just showed Tony, the people on the couch and the fake projections on the floor and a brief glance to the gameplay.
this dj hero was awesome and i'm excited to hear they are making a sequel, i just wish they came out with more add on content to play..
I doubt the second one will be any different then the first one and the first one was pretty horrible. Since it's Activision, expect another high price tag.
*** Kotick, couldn't you at least slate it for 2011? "Less games, better games," yet you still insist on a sequel to a game that flopped the year before? As much as I did like DJ Hero, this is just one big facepalm.
This game may be really good or may be just another "hero" sequal.
I hate how 90% of the people who are slamming this post have never played DJ Hero. It was a really good game and it deserves a sequal (more so than guitar hero...). I do agree that they should release some more DLC before they work on the new one though.
So is there a reason for me to get this DJ Hero?
DJ hero was a major let down...guitar hero's where it's at
I think that's good, but I hope it doesn't get out of hand like Guitar Hero went.
And please, don't make a sequel to Tony Hawk. The series is practically dead
Listen Real Good Activision !!!!!!! If you want part 2 to be the dj hero game to get then you must make it so the user can take songs from their own ps3 song list & use those songs in the game !!!!
Ihave over 16,000 thousand songs in my ps3 basicly every hip-hop song from 1979 to 2005 & it only took 60 gigs ! for other users like myself that converted their record collections to mp3 this is a must . Not only for dj hero , but other game aaswell !!
I really hope they don't totally oversell this franchise like they did Guitar Hero. One a year with DLC is fine, but when you get 3+ Hero games a year, its too much
more hero shoved down our throats great
Another sequel already? Without anymore DLC for it? Somehow, that doesn't surprise me. They're gonna keep on making releases for it constantly like they did for the Guitar Hero series.
I can see why they want a sequal, the game was to short.
I liked the first I might buy
Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the reason music games are now dying, and the man who caused it!
DJ Hero 50 Cent, DJ Hero Ludacris, DJ Hero Linkin Park, DJ Hero Calle 13. Bah, this goes in the same route as Guitar Hero. Definetly, I'll save my money.
I don't know how the next game in the series will be better. I am predicting that it will fall flat.