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Guitar Hero axed

The company that makes the video game Guitar Hero has announced it will axe the musical franchise after nearly 6 years. 

Activision Blizzard revealed today that it's ditching Guitar Hero because "the popularity of music-themed video games has faded". It's not the only music based game that will face the chop later this year as the company also admitted that DJ Hero will be cut, too. 

Eric Hirshberg, the Chief Publishing Executive for Activision, said:

"We simply cannot make these games profitable based on current economics."

There are currently fourteen different versions of Guitar Hero available and these include games with compilation style playlists along with special editions that feature the music of one band exclusively, such as Metallica and Aerosmith. 

Check out the promotional trailer for the Aerosmith version of the game below: