Guitar Hero Ponders A Subscription Model For DLC

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As Guitar Hero's catalogue of downloadable content grows larger, it gets harder and harder to make a buck selling the older stuff individually. So...what about a subscription to the whole service instead?

It's something Red Octane and Activision are thinking about, RO's founder Kai Huang telling the Seattle Times "[a monthly subscription is] definitely one of the things we would love to do. There are a lot of issues around music licensing. Consumers want it; I know I want it. We're trying to make that happen."

Keep trying! And then let Rock Band copy it. Then make it $10 a month to access the whole catalogue, albums and all. Then come get me.

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'Guitar Hero' founder excited about future [Seattle Times, via 1UP]

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If it was Rock Band, I'd consider it because of the sheer size of the DLC library, and because Rock Band has more songs I'm interested in.

Guitar Hero's DLC library is a lot smaller (thanks to the fact that it's capped at three song releases a week) and doesn't have the variety that Rock Band's does.

There's also the fact that I don't trust Activision to not screw this up somehow, by finding a stupid way to implement it or charging an absurd fee.