On the XBox 360, the GH2 guitar works, the GH3 wireless Les Paul works... and standard XBox game controllers cannot be used to play the guitar and drum portions of the game.
And they're all the same kind of controller. The Les Paul and the XBox wireless game pad connect to the console precisely the same way (MSFT's wireless networking implementation). The GH2 guitars and the XBox wired game controller connect to the consoel precisely the same way (USB).
They just didn't want people doing the guitar part without some guitar, or the drum part without some drum.
I personally think they ought to reverse that decision for the PS3, since there are a lot of people who have fewer working guitars than they expected to...
So, anyhow, you might be correct, but based on how things work on the XBox 360, I do not think that you are.
Total BS, I was gonna get GH3 till this news came through. Lost another sale.
what does activision care what we have to say? i say again fellow gamers, THEY ARE WORTH MORE THAN EA!!!!!
they're all going for swims in their Scrooge McDuck money pools and wiping there arses with $20 or $50 bills. why should they let this patch through? if anything, they probably think they're doing EA/HMX a favor and forcing us to buy another controller per each game, thus allowing their revenue to skyrocket even further beyound quarterly expectations.
i've seen a lot of skeezy deals go down in this "console war." from game delays which still result in broken games that get patched WAY down the road, HORRIBLY DEVELOPED GAMES (sup EA Sports?) and even controller incompatibility, but this is by far, the biggest slap in the face for me as a consumer.
screw all these game developers on my side of the pond, i'm going back to play BEMANI games. At least those never let me down...no offense HMX, you're about the only company worth its salt these days.
I also wrote Activision an email. I am truly dissapointed in this. I have both 360 and PS3, and I decided to get the PS3 version. I jumped the gun a little too soon and got the PS3 GH3 once I heard of a patch coming out. Now, it looks like there is little hope. Therefore, I'm getting rid of GH3 and Rock Band..and converting to the 360. I will be placing my amazon.com Rock Band order soon. I'm just so sick of PS3 users getting the shaft. This has been said a million times over, but it makes no sense how the 360 GH3 guitar can work but not PS3. I hate you activision.
Imagine a world where every game company came out with their own game pad that was only compatible with their games. Sounds preposterous doesnt it? Then why are you setting the precedent?
I just received an email back from activision here is what they said
Response (Dov Carson) - 12/12/2007 05:12 PM
Hello, thank you for contacting Activision Customer support. We do not have any information in regards to this matter here at Activision Customer Support. We can only comment on our own product and as far as title updates for our games are concerned, we cannot comment on any unreleased patches or updates nor do we have this information. Keep checking our website and various game message boards for information on any game patches or updates.
We definitely do not have any authorization or information in regards to other company's patches or updates. You would have to check with the company in question in regards to any issues with their updates or patches available on the Sony network. We cannot "BLOCK" anything on the SONY network as we do not have this authority or power to do so.
What if it's just some dirty dealing *******s at Microsoft paying Activision under the table to fight against PS3 compatibility, just to keep the 360 in a better light? What if they've been doing that for all these games that aren't on the PS3 but are on the 360? And maybe that's the reason why the PS3 version is the crappiest version of the Half-Life 2 Orange Box, even though it took the longest to come out? Microsoft tried to monopolize the computer industry, and now they're doing it again with the video-game industry.
Goddamn you Microsoft and Activision. You guys used to be cool, what happened to that?