If you really think about it, it makes sense that future installments of Guitar Hero and other games like that could basically come packaged like those Jakks Pacific plug-and-play TV games. It’d eliminate the need for a console altogether. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick realizes this, and says that his company is considering the possibilities.
Kotick said the following at a recent technology conference:
“I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model… [Y]ou should expect to see many of our products to be playable on the television independent of a console.”
Kotick also noted, however, that there’s plenty left to do with actual consoles, “saying they still provide enhanced online experiences and better production value,” according to IGN.
But you can imagine, for instance, an early Guitar Hero game stripped down a bit and loaded onto memory inside the actual guitar, a guitar which would have a simple AV output cord to your TV. Something like that isn’t probably too far off.