Activision has issued a formal statement about the growing problem with the Guitar Hero World Tour drums:
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 create
They are going to send you a drum tuning kit, give me a break. What if the drums just aren’t working I don’t think a tuning kit will help, but I do hope that this does help some of the masses that are ready to throw the drum set in the trash. This also does not state anything about the problems with the guitar. Maybe the drum complaints out weigh the guitar complaints.
INFECTEDPB503 made a comment that makes a lot of sense and it seems to really ring true here “release and fix later” is this what us consumers have to look forward to and is this a learning lesson don’t buy certain peripherals when they are released and wait to make sure the bugs are worked out or take our chances.
I am one of the lucky ones I returned Guitar Hero World Tour and I was given a full refund, but I will wait and see the fate of World Tour and once all the bugs are worked out I will repurchase it.