Guitar Hero and Rock Band may have ignited a generation of rhythm games. But nothing will ever beat the real thing. That was the idea behind Rocksmith. Now the guitar-playing video game is back again with Rocksmith Plus.
Officially revealed during the Ubisoft Forward E3 presentation on Saturday, Rocksmith Plus is taking a slightly different approach than before. With a greater focus on being a learning experience before, it prioritizes learning resources, accessibility, and community collaboration.
Players will be able to do all sorts of things they couldnt before. This includes smartphone audio support, removing the requirement for additional cords or attachments. They also have a wider variety of gameplay customization to fine tune the learning experience, and the ability to consult other users for help and advice.
One thing that has us concerned is the mention of now being a subscription model. Subscriptions are becoming an increasingly common theme, one that we arent very fond of. Depending on cost, it can quickly become more expensive than a standard priced purchase (it only takes 4 months for a $15 a month subscription to cost as much as purchasing a $60 game). Though we do admit that the music industry is VERY particular about music licensing, especially when it's a limited time thing. Its very likely the subscription method is to better offset music licensing costs.
No official release date was given. More details will be available soon. Stay tuned.