You are probably aware of the fact that Activision said it plans to discontinue the Guitar Hero series of music games (and the latest True Crime game), and that it plans to cut 500 employees from its workforce as a result. The company also plans to close at least one studio, but won’t publicly say which one is shutting down..
However, what you may not have known is that DLC for games such as DJ Hero and Guitar Hero will soon end as well.
According to a ShackNews report – citing an update to the "Guitar Hero Franchise Update FAQ" – the future of music game DLC is grim. In answer to the question "Are you still going to make new DLC for Guitar/DJ Hero?," the FAQ reads:
"We will release the previously announced DLC track and mix packs for February, but–unfortunately–we will not be able to release new DLC packs beyond what we already have."
The FAQ goes on to say that the decline in music game sales over the last two years have overshadowed everything else.
"Unfortunately, based on current demand, we simply cannot continue to profitably make these games given the considerable licensing and manufacturing costs."
The FAQ adds that the company will continue to provide customer support for these games and they will continue to be sold at retail. DLC for both titles will continue to be available, but no new DLC will be released.