The Swarm

December 05, 2008

UPDATE: Tiesto Lets The Cat Out Of The Bag...Activision's DJ Hero Out Summer '09

TDS Editors

Tiësto has gushed about his involvement in the hush-hush video game project on his newsletter.

“We are proud to announce that Tiësto has teamed up with the game developer Activision and their latest project DJ Hero,” proclaimed the newsletter. Tiësto added: “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!”

Read the article in Big Shot here and note the inter-company squabbling in the comments section.

UPDATE: Ultra spokesperson says ‘not finalized’... (via Billboard)

Meanwhile, updating a story posted earlier today, reps for DJ Tiesto are denying the validity of a statement from the artist supposedly sent to his newsletter to confirm his participation in Activision’s long-in-the-works “DJ Hero” videogame. The text was picked up by numerous blogs today.

A spokesperson for the DJ’s U.S. label, Ultra, says the statement is not from Tiesto or his management, and although Tiesto has been in talks with Activision about the game, nothing has been finalized.

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