Through press release means, Ubisoft has informed us that its guitar education game, Rocksmith+, will launch in about a week’s time.
When it launches on PC on September 6th, Rocksmith+ will teach those with interest how to play electric, acoustic and bass guitar. It will be $19.99 per month, $49.99 for a 3 month subscription and $129.99 per year, though we assume these are just the Canadian prices. Keep in mind, though, that there is a loyalty offer for those who bought the original game in 2014 or participated in the closed beta. They’ll get one to three months added to their subscriptions, depending on whether they buy a 3 month one or a 12 month one.
Developed by a team of musicians, music educators and video game developers at Ubisoft San Francisco in collaboration with Ubisoft Osaka, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Bucharest, Rocksmith+ will provide players with an expert, 360-degree approach and unlimited access to guitar learning, all included within the subscription:
Players will be able to learn how to play guitar through master recordings of songs from Sony Music, Universal and more, and will have access to an expanding library of more than 5,000 songs at launch, with new songs added each week from artists such as The Clash, Juan Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Santana, and more. Rocksmith+ will feature music across a variety of genres such as Rock, Metal, Pop, Latin, Hip-Hop and Indie from countries all around the world.
Rocksmith+ features a suite of new and improved practice tools to give players a fun, personalized experience at any skill level. For example, the Adaptive Difficulty feature will dynamically adjust to a player’s skill level while they play, introducing new notes and chords as the player progresses. The technology adapts to players’ skill levels by measuring the total sum of their abilities, rather than their performance for an individual song.
Rocksmith+ introduces the free Rocksmith+ Connect app, a phone-as-a-mic feature on iOS and Android that will let players connect to Rocksmith+ on PC. Players will benefit from Rocksmith+’s note detection and real-time feedback without the need for any peripherals. The app works with acoustic instruments or electric instruments played through an amp – or players can connect their electric instruments with the Rocksmith Real Tone cable, sold separately. Additionally, the Rocksmith+ Connect app also works as an accurate, professional grade guitar tuner. For more information on the Rocksmith Connect app, please visit: rocksmith.com/tuner
Players can hone their skills with interactive lessons and practice recommendations that the service generates based on their goals, skill level and progress.
In addition to learning and improving their mechanics, players will also have video lessons available ranging from proper technique, gear, instrument care, music appreciation, and more through Rocksmith Discover.
Rocksmith+ is also collaborating with major music instrument partners Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Ibanez, Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball Music Man, Marshall, Orange, Mesa/Boogie, Roland, Boss and Electro-Harmonix.
You’ll have to head to the Ubisoft Store to subscribe to, and download, Rocksmith+. While there, you can also enter to win a guitar.