Guitar Hero Was Going to Get an MMO?

When it comes to MMOs, some genres are more common than others. MMORPGs are ten a penny, as evidenced by everything from Everquest to Runescape and World of Warcraft. MMOFPS games are less common, but gradually growing in popularity. And over in some parts of the world, massive online strategy games are part of the culture.

But did you know that Guitar Hero was going to get one too? Yes, the rhythmn game series was going to get an MMO game. Named ‘Hero World’, it would let you become a global business mogul by building venues and setting up gigs. Here’s a video by Liam Robertson of Unseen64 about the game and its history:

As you can see, they were certainly going for something original here. You had dance offs where your character would battle others in Paper Mario style. You could give in game cash to other players to have them play at your concerts. Heck, you could were even going to be able to connect it to the console games! You know, cross-play. In an Activision Rhythm game of all things…

Either way, I do wish this game had seen the light of day. I mean, it’s not my thing, but it does seem to have a certain amount of depth to the whole experience. And hey, it was honest too (no necessary microtransactions).

But what do you think? Would you have played Hero World if it’d have been released? And should Activision go back to the idea of a music based MMO game?