Activision has confirmed on an earnings call today that Guitar Hero 6
will be on store shelves sometime this fall, with a new DJ Hero
game coming soon after. The music game market is a changing place, admitted CEO Bobby Kotick -- it will "continue to compress,"
with fewer titles and brands finding success. Activision has "moved from the sell-through of higher-priced peripherals," and its new plan is for "improved economics on a higher percentage of software sales."
Kotick said that Guitar Hero
"remains the leader in the category with more than 44 million games sold to date," and that both releases this year would be followed with "a full lineup of exciting downloadable content."