Ubisoft enters the music videogame genre with Rocksmith
While Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise is taking a break this year, Ubisoft has decided to come out with their own guitar-based music videogame called Rocksmith, set for release later this year. What sets this game apart from the rest though is the ability to use any regular guitar to play.
Guitar Hero set forth the standard five button guitar controller we are all familiar with. Rock Band 3 took that one step further with Pro Mode, allowing people to play with specifically designed controllers that resemble real guitars. There’s even been Power Gig: Rise of the SixString which that had its own realistic guitar controller. With Rocksmith, you can play with any regular guitar that has a standard 1/4 inch jack. That’s all.
The game’s intent is to teach people how to actually play a real guitar, not some plastic instrument. There are varying difficulties that automatically adjust to a player’s skill level, whether you’re a beginner who has never picked up a guitar before or an expert already in a band.
While the current setlist is still underwraps, we know that popular artists such as The Animals, The Black Keys, David Bowie, Interpol, Nirvana, and The Rolling Stones will be included.
The fact that you can use any guitar with the game is great but can be costly; more so than a $60 plastic instrument these days. We feel that Rocksmith reaches a very small audience aka those who already have guitars and are familiar with the instrument. Will people drop down hundreds of dollars on a guitar, just to play this game? We’ll see…
For more information on the game, you can check out Rocksmith’s official Facebook page.
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