Dancing to the tune of Activision’s broken drum

Activision have publicly admitted that some drum kits shipped with Guitar Hero: World Tour are faulty.

Activision have publicly admitted, following a number of complaints, that the drums shipped with Guitar Hero: World Tour are flawed.

The release comes with irony as Activision are now dealing with the same issues faced by Harmonix when they released their rival rhythm game Rock Band overseas last year.

A statement from Activision said the faults were limited to drum kits built in the early stage of manufacturing. In response, a drum tuning kit will be available to optimise the drums, but it’s unknown whether this will be released for free or available as an additional purchase.

The company’s full statement is reproduced below.

We have learned that certain drum kit controllers manufactured for Guitar Hero World Tour have sensitivity issues. We believe that these controllers are limited to ones in the earlier manufacturing stages. While we believe that this was an isolated manufacturing issue, we are stepping our efforts to randomly test our drum kit controllers so customers can be assured they work properly. In the event any consumers do experience problems with their drum kit controllers associated with sensitivity issues, Activision will soon be offering a drum tuning kit that will enable players to fully optimize their drums.

Our goal would be to immediately address any hardware issues Guitar Hero World Tour players have with the game. Consumers should visit the Activision Publishing customer support website at www.activision.com/support website or call 310 255-2050 in the U.S. where a customer care representative will assist them. Activision is fully committed to the highest quality manufacturing standards, and to satisfying every Guitar Hero World Tour fan so they can enjoy the best musical gaming experience ever created.

Source: Shacknews