Guitar Hero World Tour Turns Gaming Systems Into Recording Studios

Activision announced today that it is taking its Guitar Hero franchise into new territory, with Guitar Hero World Tour:

Guitar Hero World Tour will marry Guitar Hero’s guitar gameplay, with a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with revolutionary new online and offline gameplay modes. The game will feature a slick newly redesigned guitar, a genuine electronic drum kit and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock and roll anthems, along with online Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands.”

In a nutshell, Guitar Hero World Tour will let you create your own tracks that can then be played within the game. Users will be able to share tracks with others online.

The game’s Music Studio lets you create digital music tracks from scratch, using all the instruments, and then use the tracks for playing in the game. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download their unique compositions and play them.

Pricing and release date have not been announced yet.

According to Activision, Guitar Hero World Tour will deliver the most realistic drum experience ever in a video game with an authentic electronic drum kit. Featuring three drum pads, two raised cymbals and a bass kick pedal, the drum controller combines larger and quieter, velocity-sensitive drum heads with soft rubber construction and is designed to be easy to set up, move, break down and store.

“With Guitar Hero World Tour and the game’s groundbreaking Music Studio, we are once again delivering unprecedented innovation that has the potential to revolutionize consumer generated music,” said Dusty Welch, Head of Publishing for RedOctane. “With the introduction of our advanced high-quality new wireless instruments, in-depth customization options and advanced online functionality, the game enables music fans and gamers globally to share in the most social and expressive music experience ever.”

Guitar Hero World Tour also intros a Battle of the Bands mode which allows eight players to join online and challenge each other band-to-band to determine who is the best of the best. In the Band modes, up to four players can jam together, online or off, as they progress through the game, and in single-player Career Mode, players can jam on any of the instruments in branching venue progression enabling them to rock out in the order of their choice.

4 thoughts on “Guitar Hero World Tour Turns Gaming Systems Into Recording Studios

  1. I think this is so fucking dumb. Once kids start making music they’re gonna start getting offers from record labels. u may not think it, but things like this happen all the time. once that happens people who really work hard and do know actually how to play guitar are gona get screwed and music is gonna be in a dark dark period.

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