Rocksmith controlled by real guitars
You thought those plastic peripherals were expensive
Ubisoft’s new music rhythm game, Rocksmith, is boasting the feature of being the “first and only video game that plugs into any real guitar.” It’s almost like they are saying that competitors have been caught napping by not implementing real guitar peripheral support for their FPS, RTS and management sim games.
Back on topic: Ubisoft has announced they are developing Rocksmith, a new music rhytm video game franchise that is likely going to try and fill the void left by Activision’s shelved Guitar Hero franchise.
Rocksmith will allow gamers to connect any real guitar with a standard TRS connector (6.35mm) input jack into an Xbox 360, a PlayStation 3, and PC. Finally, a use for all those spare Fender Stratocaster’s well-meaning elderly relatives have given gamers for their birthday’s.
Ubisoft says the game will come with an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs, such as The Animals, The Black Keys, David Bowie, Interpol, Nirvana, and The Rolling Stones. Rocksmith will feature gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player’s skill level and game design that “makes reading music visually fun and intuitive.”
“Rocksmith is the most authentic and addicting music game ever created,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft U.S. “Whether a beginner or a seasoned guitar vet, players progress at their own speed and walk away from the game with the ability to play songs by memory. Rocksmith is the only video game that get splayers stage ready.”
Rocksmith is slated to be released in the second half of calendar year 2011.