Activision says that some artists only want to release their songs as track packs. Jimi Hendrix is one of those artists.
With the onslaught of Guitar Hero: World Tour downloadable content announcements for Wii ranging from Oasis to the Killers and the Quantum of Solace theme, it was strange to see the recent Jimi Hendrix three-pack announcement with no mention of a Wii release. The pack, featuring "If 6 was 9", "Little Wing", and a live version of "Fire", recently hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
When reached for comment, Activision said:
Due to technical or licensing restrictions, the DLC offerings will not be the same for every console platform. For example, certain artists prefer to keep the integrity of the track pack rather than releasing singles and the Wii’s infrastructure only allows us the ability to release single songs as DLC.
We are very excited to be the first third-party publisher to bring a library of playable DLC songs to the Nintendo Wii platform. Vicarious Visions has pioneered with Nintendo a seamless way to download, store and access songs via SD Card. The development team is committed to offering Wii fans worldwide as much variety of DLC as possible on a
This statement raises even more questions. Why can't Wii have track packs? Why don't certain musicians and their representatives allow single song downloads? We're still looking for answers, but at least for now, Wii owners will be missing out on the chance to jam on these Jimi Hendrix songs.