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Rocksmith 2014 Edition

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: Oct. 22, 2013 (US), Oct. 25, 2013 (EU)

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'Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered' (ALL) DLC Comes to An End, Devs Working On New Project

by Rainier on April 6, 2020 @ 12:13 a.m. PDT

With a completely redesigned interface and all-new features, Rocksmith 2014 Edition is tailored to better teach the key elements of guitar playing, and to make learning faster and more fun than any other method.

Players will be able to use integrated streaming and capture features on Xbox One and PS4 to record and share their best performances, as well as show off their favorite custom tones from Tone Designer.

On PS4, Rocksmith 2014 Edition will support Remote Play through PlayStation Vita, where players can view songs at a locked mastery level without any scoring or input required; this is perfect for players looking to review a song in its entirety without feedback, study specific sections of songs or practice in another room when it’s more convenient.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition comes with more than 50 tracks; there are currently more than 800 additional songs available for purchase, with new add-on content added every week. For players making the jump to next-gen consoles, track libraries can be imported across Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PS3 to PS4 without having to repurchase content or pay additional licensing costs.

Hello, Rocksmith Players!

We have big news today: The Rocksmith team, both here in Ubisoft San Francisco and globally, is thrilled to finally let you know that we’ve been hard at work on a new project!

To that end, we now need to shift focus away from DLC creation. As of this week’s Opeth Song Pack, Rocksmith Remastered has concluded its scheduled DLC releases. After 383 weeks of DLC releases, this pack brings us to a total of 1570 songs in the Rocksmith library, spanning over 7 decades (or 3 centuries, in the case of Bachsmith) and covering a multitude of genres for guitar and bass. For over a decade, we’ve watched players learn, grow, and constantly surprise us with your talent, creativity, and eagerness to help one another reach your goals. We truly could not be more proud to play a part in this guitar journey with you.

Although we will no longer be releasing new DLC, we still have weekly online content planned for Rocksmith fans. The Rocksmith Dev Stream will continue (in a new format), along with some more surprises. We will also continue to share updates for our new project when we’re ready on our website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

From everyone at Rocksmith and Ubisoft, we thank you. Your continued support of Rocksmith is humbling, and we can’t wait to start the next leg of our music learning journey together.

Electric guitar is awesome – but it really only tells half the story. Millions of guitarists choose to play acoustic guitar, whether it be for stylistic reasons, genre reasons, even “that’s the guitar my family already owns” reasons. And hey, there’s also a reason so many bands went “unplugged” in the 90s – there’s no substitute for the unique feeling and sound of an acoustic guitar. It’s an entirely different way to play.

That brings us to Rocksmith. Even though there are plenty of songs in the library that prominently feature acoustic guitars (R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion,” Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Extreme’s “More Than Words,” Don McLean’s “American Pie,” Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” and Eagle Eye Cherry’s “Save Tonight” all come to mind), most players use electric guitars and basses when they play. If you have an acoustic with a pickup in it (sometimes called an “acoustic-electric” or “electroacoustic” guitar, or a guitar fitted with a removable pickup that temporarily slides into the soundhole), the Real Tone Cable works just fine – but anybody with a traditional acoustic guitar hasn’t been able to join in the fun.

Well, that changes today. When you sign in to your platform’s online network, a new free patch will download and add Microphone Mode to your copy of Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered. Now, you can plug a dedicated USB microphone into your hardware (console or PC), point it at your acoustic guitar, and play without a Real Tone Cable. The only difference you’ll notice is that the Authentic Tones are disabled – so if you want to play Pantera on your acoustic, you won’t get that great Dimebag Darrell distortion bleeding out of your speakers in Microphone Mode. But Rocksmith will still hear your playing, let you know which notes you got right, and adjust the difficulty to match your skill level, just like when you play with the Real Tone Cable connected.

It’s worth noting that you might want to do some experimentation with this new mode. There are lots of different microphones out there, and lots of different shapes, sizes, and styles of acoustic guitars, too. You’ll want to test microphone distance and positioning for best results, and it helps if you’re in a relatively quiet room when you play. There are a lot more random and variable factors that can affect Microphone Mode instead of playing with the Real Tone Cable, but a few tests and tweaks on your end should get you good results. Feel free to visit our official forums to discuss your tips and tricks with other acoustic players.

That isn’t the only addition to Rocksmith in today’s patch. If you just want the visual cues while you practice but don’t want the game to listen to your playing, fire up Disconnected Mode and run through your favorite songs judgment-free. You’ll also find tweaks and improvements to Guitarcade, Score Attack, Song Lists, and calibration. It’s all good stuff, and a lot of it comes directly from user feedback.

The standard edition includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable, a unique 1/4"-to-USB cable developed exclusively for Rocksmith. This revolutionary cable turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles, as well as PC and Mac.


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