Activision CEO Bobby Kotick on Friday confirmed the much-rumored "DJ Hero" game during a CNBC interview during the Davos conference in Switzerland. It is slated for release before the end of the year, and will include turntable-based controllers which gamers can use to spin and mix songs.

Activision is the publisher of the hugely successful Guitar Hero franchise, the most recent installment of which is "Guitar Hero World Tour," which takes on rival "Rock Band" with a full-band experience that includes drums, vocals and bass in addition to the titular guitar.