Activision want Harmonix to cough up the cash for guitar patch
And so we have finally got down to what this PS3 guitar compatibility patch is all about - cold hard cash. An Activision spokeswoman has been quoted as saying that any agreement between them and Harmonix will involve Harmonix writing out a check as Activision believe they should be compensated for use of their technology.
To quote: Activision spokeswoman Maryanne Lataif said her company was willing to work with Harmonix to make the various game controllers fully compatible with one another. "Unfortunately for Rock Band users, Harmonix has been unwilling to discuss an agreement that will allow us to provide that option in a manner that maintains the high standards people have come to expect from Activision," Lataif said.
She added that any agreement will involve someone at Harmonix writing a check. "We believe we should be compensated for the use of our technology," said Lataif.