Oh no. MTV acquires Harmonix for USD $175 million. MTV are not exactly renowned for creating startlingly good entertainment. The past decade has turned what was once a bastion of great music broadcasting into a cheap reality TV whore.
Not to say that 175 million in the bank for the guys at Harmonix isn’t nice. Certainly a good payday for them and they deserve every cent, but I can only hope that MTV Networks leave them to get on with creating great music /rhythm games. Otherwise the company is doomed.
I’m just glad that Activision has acquired the Guitar Hero franchise along with the original publisher Red Octane. Activision has a pretty good track record as a publisher. They tend to let their development houses get on with the job and don’t meddle too much. It is a pity though that the original authors and creators of the Guitar Hero franchise may not be able to continue their involvement.