Rock Band is on hiatus. Guitar Hero is taking a long sleep. In short, the “expensive plastic instrument” music game bubble has finally burst. Which isn’t stopping Ubisoft from releasing one!
Fender’s real electric guitar that doubles as a Rock Band 3 controller is coming next year, according to the guitar maker. You’ll get your hands on the Squier Stratocaster controller in March 2011… if you can pony up the cash.
With each successive version, Rock Band becomes less about pretending to play music and more about actually playing music. Hopefully this is what Rock Band 9 will be like in 20 years when we all have augmented reality contact lenses.