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By Aaron Robson     Mar 7, 2007 in Technology
Electronic Arts has signed a deal to publish Guitar Hero developer Harmonix's next game, the company revealed at its GDC press reception.
Electronic Arts has signed a deal to publish Guitar Hero developer Harmonix's next game, the company revealed at its GDC press reception.
"I'm delighted to announce that after a long period of discussion Electronic Arts has reached an agreement with Harmonix and MTV to produce the next great thing from the makers of Guitar Hero, which will be... to be announced," joked EA Partners general manager David DeMartini. "We are fantastically excited to have a relationship with MTV and Harmonix."
Amidst much drunken hollering, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos then took the stage to add: "As incredible as the last year has been for Harmonix with the phenomenon that was Guitar Hero, the truth is that Guitar Hero is really just the tip of the iceburg; it's the very beginning of what these kind of game can and will become."
It looks like EA is starting to do this to every game that has or had been successfully potential. Yes, we have seen this exact thing before with the Timeslpitters series (the last installment was bought out by EA). What happens is that a series proves its self to be successful, then EA offers a mighty huge check to become the new developer for the new game in the series.
I think that this is a good thing, what happens is that EA is a familiar name in the gaming world, and it just so happens that when ever a title has EA somewhere on it's cover, it becomes a greatest hit for what ever system the game is for. It is like the magic seal that will ensure a successful sales campaign. So I think this is good for the games that don't get the publicity that they deserve.
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