Guitar Hero publisher doesn’t care about compatibility with Rock Band guitars

Even though the controllers of Guitar Hero and Rock Band look similar, they’re not exactly interchangable. As Nick pointed out earlier, the Xbox 360 Guitar Hero III guitar will work with Rock Band, but the PS3 GHIII guitar will not. It’s worse in reverse: the Rock Band guitars do not work at all with Guitar Hero III.

While Rock Band developer Harmonix seems to be open to cross compatibility, Guitar Hero III publisher Red Octane would rather not bother with the competitor’s peripherals.

“I don’t think we’re too interested in having their guitars work on our game, because they’re having a lot of issues with their guitars,” said Red Octane’s Charles Huang to 1UP. “From our standpoint, to be quite honest, if you know a competitor’s product has issues, there’s not a whole lot of motivation to make these problematic controllers work with your game. Why would you want to cause yourself the headache?”

Huang’s “problematic controllers” remark references reports of Rock Band guitars breaking after little use. 

[Via DailyTech — Thanks, Debbey] 

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