Another new mode, called GHTV, introduces what Activision calls “the world’s first playable music video network.” This is an online component that provides a 24-hour stream of official music videos, including both brand new music and old favourites, in a variety of different genres. GHTV features head-to-head multiplayer, too, including both local and online competitions.
The new Guitar Hero controller has a completely different button configuration compared to the old version, so don’t expect backwards compatibility. The new controllers buttons more closely approximate actual guitar play, with six buttons in two rows of three that require a player to play up and down two “strings” essentially, across multiple “frets.”
Fall 2015 is the most specific Activision is being about release date thus far, with availability across all major consoles planned, including Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Wii U.