Meet the new Guitar Hero Live controller

Meet the new Guitar Hero Live controller


So, we’ve seen the Guitar Hero Live announcement and we’ve had some time to digest the changes in the game and how the new controller works with the changed game mechanics.

Let’s have a little look at the new controller, culminating with a short video presentation from FreeStyle Games’ Jamie Jackson, recorded at the presentation event held in New York.


So, here it is. As a plastic guitar fan, I think it looks very functional. The major change is that gone are the coloured buttons, replaced by a sleek looking set of six near the headstock, stacked for chord playing.  The keen-eyed among you will notice the “Hero Power” button where the bridge is on a real guitar. This can only mean one thing. Gone will be the note-missing instrument shake which was, let’s face it, sketchy at best. There’s also a cool new whammy-bar.

Don’t take my word for it, have a listen to the controller presentation below which explains the reasoning why the change has happened.

So, what do you think, like it, or loathe it? Let us know in the comments below.

Guitar Hero Live is hitting your home stage this autumn.