'Guitar Hero' Launches Interactive 24-Hour Music Channel
All the rock, punk and country you could want — and you can play along.
With MTV and VH1 having abandoned music television for other pursuits, where can fans turn for endless streams of pop promo videos and endless music? (Aside from the Internet, of course.) The answer, surprisingly, is GHTV, described as "the world's first playable music video network."
Available as part of Guitar Hero Live, the next generation of the Activision video game to be released this fall, GHTV will feature 24-hour access to hundreds of music videos as part of a constantly updated library, all available to be accompanied with the player's own contributions. As part of the gaming component, bonus material — including new tracks and other "premium content," as publishers Activision are describing it — will be unlocked upon achieving set levels of success.
Guitar Hero Live will be released Oct. 20 for PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U and unspecified mobile devices, and will include the newly-redesigned guitar controller, as well as access to GHTV for the suggested RRP of $99.