I tend not to take Rocksmith [official site] seriously because I confuse it with Songsmith, Microsoft’s software that magically created hilarious backing tracks for any vocals you fed it. No, Rocksmith isn’t the software that gave us country & western Ace of Spades or Intergalactic muzak, it’s the rhythm game from Ubisoft which – gasp! – tricks you into learning how to play an actual real guitar. Now Ubi have announced Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered, updating it with a boshload of new tools and features. Fear not: all that will come in a free update for 2014 Edition too.
As Ubisoft explain, 2014 Remastered will bring custom Song Lists, options to tweak the learning curve, stat tracking for loads of numbers and things improved menus with a new search, and other newness. They do say far more, obviously, so do follow that link for all the deets.
You can also see a bit in this archived dev livestream which I won’t embed because Twitch’s video player is hell.
The Remastered update is due on October 4th. If you want to jump onto Rocksmith fresh at that point, 2014 Remastered will be the new base edition and include an extra six songs that’ll otherwise be sold as DLC.
I’ve seen a few of y’all ↓ down there mention Rocksmith around the place before – how does this update look to you? And can you yet play anything that sounds as good as a Songsmith creation?