Monday, September 29, 2008

'Guitar Hero' Studio Won't Allow Covers

If you're waiting for Guitar Hero World Tour to come out at the end of October because you plan on using the game's studio feature to create and share covers of your favorite rock songs, sorry, man. It's not going to happen.

It's simple really, since you don't own the rights to the songs, you can't record a version for distribution on Guitar Hero World Tour. You'll just have to work on your own material.

Here's Activision's Brian Bright explaining to

"We'll be actively monitoring the site. And, obviously, if the copyright holder
complains, Activision will pull it down immediately. We can't condone people
putting up covers of music. It's really there for original content."

Bright also touches on some abandoned ideas that would have been awesome, including a huge drum solo feature where skin-bangers could rock-out impromptu in the middle of songs, and "Jam Over " where you could play over any of the songs in the game's music studio.

Guitar Hero World Tour comes out on the PS2, PS3, 360, PC, and Wii on October 26th.


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