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E3 2021: Get ready to rock, Ubisoft’s Rocksmith is back

The rhythm game that actually teaches you how to play guitar is back. Announced today, Ubisoft’s Rocksmith+ is on the way.

This time with added Plus

Did you play Rocksmith when it was released in the PS3/Xbox 360 generation? How about its sequel? If you did, then there’s a chance that it taught you a thing or two that made you a better guitar player. Yeah, for real. For the uninitiated, this isn’t Rock Band and Guitar Hero we’re talking about. While those titles might be a good time, neither one really teaches you how to play an actual guitar. Rocksmith does.

While we haven’t seen Rocksmith since 2014, publisher Ubisoft has now announced that the series is back once again, in the form of Rocksmith+. Ubi says that this new version of the game “is the future of interactive music learning”, and it’s kind of hard to argue that.

Rocksmith+ will be a subscription service, expanding on the original releases. And it seems like it includes a heck of a lot, including tutorials and community features. It’ll teach ore than just electric guitar too, as the service will include the ability to learn acoustic (via your mobile phone), and bass.

Here it is in action:

With improved state-of-the-art note detection, real-time feedback, practice tools designed to give you control, all-new personalized recommendations and a vast and ever-expanding library of songs with master recordings, Rocksmith+ is the premier music-learning software.


Rocksmith+ will be arriving for mobiles, consoles, and the PC some time soon. There’s a closed beta going on right now, if you’d like to sign up and get a jump on it.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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