This Is The Future Of Guitar Hero

The current "plastic instruments" phase of the music game scene seems to have run its course. Next up must surely be the genre's logical conclusion: Air Guitar Hero.

This concept clip by British artist Chris O'Shea shows what Microsoft's Kinect could do in the hands of somebody who's serious about making a rock n' roll game.

It ticks all those "wailing on an air guitar in the shower" wish fulfilment boxes: it actually plays the sounds you're imitating, it generates a "real" guitar in your hands, and, best of all, is able to project your likeness onto a stadium stage.

So, yes, it's a rock n' roll fantasy come to life. You can be just like Mark Wahlberg! Only, with less leather pants. Or more, if that's your thing!

Activision, Harmonix, I hope you're taking notes, because air guitar is way more rock n' roll than little plastic guitars.

Air Guitar Prototype [Chris O'Shea]


    I'll tell you what would be cooler, Guitar Hero with kinect, as in you still physically have the guitar but the game animates on the fly so you can do all those cool moves on the big screen.

    There's no feedback, no click, nothing to tell that you're doing it right. It would feel pretty awkward imo.

    Agreed, you need a controller

    Make it more realistic, not less

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