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Rocksmith+ is launching in a week, on September 6 on the Ubisoft Store. The new subscription service is boasting the largest catalog in a music learning service, clocking in at over 5000 individual songs. It will also be regularly adding new songs, thanks to partnerships with labels like Sony and Universal.
Rocksmith, as a series, is kind of like Guitar Hero. Except instead of being limited to a handful of buttons you plug an actual instrument in. Guitar Hero is very much a video game, and while Rocksmith is too, it also attempts to teach you how to play an actual instrument.
At launch the service will have over 5,000 songs available to play with more coming in standard, regular content updates. Some of the artists available at launch are The Clash, Juan Gabriel, Eurythmics, Cake, Muddy Waters, Natalia Lafourcade, Alicia Keys, Boston, Martinho Da Vila, Peter Tosh, Santana, Van Morrison and many more.
People who played the previous versions of Rocksmith or participated in the Rocksmith+ beta test can unlock an exclusive offer at launch. The limited time offer grants a free month to 3 month subscribers. Or for gamers going big, it’s giving away 3 free months to 12 month subscribers.
According to the Rocksmith+ website the 1 month, 3 month, and 12 month subscriptions will cost $14.99, $39.99, and $99.99 respectively.
I’m cautiously optimistic
One of my biggest issues with previous versions of Rocksmith is the Real Tone Cable. The piece of equipment — that Ubisoft doesn’t sell itself — is a ¼”-to-USB cable with something extra built in, meaning other …