Guitar Hero might be making a comeback following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Guitar Hero
(Image credit: Activision)

Following the recently announced acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer has said he's keen to revive some old franchises.

In a new interview with The Washington Post, Spencer reveals a key component of Microsoft's consumer acquisition strategy going forward could be in resurrecting shelved gaming series including King's Quest, Hexen and, pertinent to this publication, Guitar Hero.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.