A company that is in the news quite often as of late, Ubisoft launched Rocksmith in 2011, with Rocksmith 2014 being released in the title year. It was the obvious next evolution for the rhythm genre from games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, with the latter featuring game modes that taught players more about the instruments they were rocking on. Rocksmith is a fully featured game based on that premise: using visual stimulation to help people learn guitar and bass. The game featured a slew of popular artists such as The Who, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, Muse, and many more.
With an abnormal title, Rocksmith 2014 Remastered will be released this year on October 4th. It will be adding new features to smooth out the learning curve of your instruments, and receive useful feedback in addition to a boosted track list to play through.
Remastered will feature expanded practice tools, letting you create custom Song Lists to “group tracks into personalized practice sessions” with crazy specifics. Some announced by Ubisoft are “just songs in Eb Standard tuning, just your daily warm-up tracks, the current playlist of your band’s setlist, all the songs that feature Dave Grohl.”
You can also customize the learning curve in this update. You can adjust how often the game will adjust the curvature of the difficulty, with players who want more time to truly master their instrument slowing down the pace, and those who are rocketing through it able to have the game automatically adjust more often.
There is also additional statistical tracking added with this version. You will be able to find out how frequently you are playing, which artists you tend to choose more than others, and a list of techniques the game feels you have a handle on.
In addition to all this, there are improved menus, as well as six bonus songs not featured in the 2014 version of the game. Those songs are:
- “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley
- “Some Nights” by fun.
- “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
- “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
- “Hey Ya!” by Outkast
- “Drops of Jupiter” by Train
Rocksmith 2014 Remastered will release on October 4th, 2016. It will be a free digital download for all current owners of Rocksmith 2014, or will be a standalone purchase for those without the game.