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Neversoft hints at turntable control for GH

But it won't make this year's version.

With guitar support already confirmed for DJ Hero, the newest addition to Activision's gaming setlist could now return the favour, with Guitar Hero developer Neversoft revealing its desire to build the turntable controller into the GH experience.

"We've worked with [DJ Hero creator FreeStyleGames], talked to them about the game for a couple of years now, looked at different builds and played it," GH director Brian Bright told Eurogamer TV. "We would love to integrate in the future."

Bright admitted, however, that release dates did not allow the team to include the option in the latest major Guitar Hero update. "Unfortunately for Guitar Hero 5, we ship a few months before they do. [But] we'd love to explore instrument compatibility in the future; we'll see where it goes."

Asked whether turntable control would be introduced to Guitar Hero, FreeStyleGames studio boss Kevin McSherry teased: "That sounds like a great idea!"

McSherry also explained how guitar play came to be included in DJ Hero. "When we started putting guitar and rock tracks into the mix, they sounded good but it felt that there was something natural missing," he explained.

"The piece came when we worked out a way to keep a guitar track in its entirety and mix in a DJ set to it. So you get a truly authentic Guitar Hero experience and a truly authentic DJ Hero experience within the same mix."

As to whether future instalments of DJ Hero will add in support for drums, McSherry wasn't ruling anything out: "We're open to what the future might bring."

Guitar Hero 5's out on PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this September, with DJ Hero following on the same formats in October.

For more on both games check out the latest Episode of The Eurogamer TV Show.

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