Red Octane VP excuses axe incompatibility, blames Rock Band issues

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Alright, try to stay with us here. Guitar Hero III’s axe works just fine with Rock Band, but only the Xbox 360 hardware — and Rock Band’s guitar won’t play the first note on any flavor of GHIII. Yeah, it’s a bit confusing, but apparently the folks over at 1UP were downright tired of being dizzy, and phoned up Guitar Hero publisher Red Octane’s co-founder and VP of Business Development, Charles Huang, to chat about the totally confusing compatibility quandary. We fully understand the complexities in getting the instruments to work with other games, as well as the potential business impact, but Mr. Huang chose to take a different route in explaining why no Guitar Hero title would accept a Rock Band controller. He was quoted as saying that Red Octane wasn’t “too interested in having [Harmonix] guitars work on its game, because [Harmonix is] having a lot of issues with its guitars.” Of course, this logic begins to fall apart when you realize there was absolutely no compatibility even before these malfunctions came to light. Nice try, though.

[Via DailyTech]


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