I've always been a big fan of Techno and Trance music. Ever since I picked up Paul Oakenfold's "Tranceport" Album in college to get me through long nights of programming I've been impulsive about picking up any CD labeled "Trance." So when the rumor of DJ Hero came up, I knew I heard my calling.
Dutch DJ, DJ Tiësto, managed to spill the beans in a recent newsletter to fans.
"We are proud to announce that Tiësto has teamed up with the game developer Activision and their latest project DJ Hero."
“I am very excited about this! I think this is a great way to introduce people into DJing. Maybe they realize it’s not as easy as they think. I am sure this brings new fans to the scene, dance music is not far from hip-hop for example. Hopefully the music I have composed appeals to all kinds of fans!"
The rumor is the game will ship with a turn-table controller and support the Guitar Hero instruments for co-op jam sessions. There's definitely some potential there, and I'm really curious to see how the gameplay style will work. This could be one of the first music games where the act of actually playing it is very similar to what a professional would do. We'll keep you posted until this becomes official.