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Aspyr Discusses Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

GameSpy has posted a new interview with representatives of Aspyr Media about the recently announced plans to bring Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock to Windows PCs and Macs. Topics discussed in the Q&A include how the port came about, control schemes, and whether or not modding tools will be provided.

GameSpy: How did the idea for PC and Mac ports come about? Did Activision approach Aspyr, or vice-versa?
Aspyr: Aspyr and Activision have a long-standing relationship collaborating on high-profile console titles porting to PC and Mac, so the idea to port Guitar Hero III was a natural topic during periodic discussions. And while some gamers have a PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii, everyone has a PC or laptop in their life. It was thus paramount to provide access to one of the most popular games ever on the most abundant interface, and what's more, considering laptops, to make Guitar Hero III a game you can take anywhere, with or without your guitar peripheral.

GameSpy: What controllers -- particularly, guitar controllers -- will be supported?
Aspyr: We will be shipping with a USB Guitar Hero guitar controller. The model will be revealed soon. In addition we have engineered the game so that you can play entirely with your keyboard or keyboard/mouse if you so desire.

GameSpy: There's a huge custom track scene for the PS2 version of Guitar Hero II. Will these new versions of GH3 be moddable? Are there any plans to include tools to aid in the creation of custom tracks?
Aspyr: Right now our only focus is porting Guitar Hero III to the PC and Mac and making sure that both meet the standards of high quality set by the franchise. We are not building any tools into the game that will allow users to mod or create tracks and we definitely can't support any altering of the game or the songs contained within.

The full interview is available at the link provided below.

GameSpy: Guitar Hero III Q&A
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