This makes me really, really happy. At X06 in Barcelona
they announced that Guitar Hero II
is making it's way to the Xbox 360
. There was a part of me that was nervous when Activision bought Red Octane a while back, but with decisions like this. I get excited. They haven't announced too much information. It will obviously get its own controller. It will have some exclusive songs downloadable through marketplace. We all want to know about online play, but they aren't revealing anything about that just yet. But this brings up a question about exclusivity in the gaming industry. Thank goodness Guitar Hero II won't be exclusive now. Is exclusivity good for gamers or bad for gamers? As an Xbox fan do I care that PS2 players can't play HALO? Should God of War expand its audience to the GameCube? I think as a game developer you want as many people playing your games as possible...but obviously the consoles pay out some serious cash for exclusivity. Thoughts?