Feeds

Ubisoft reveals rock game with REAL guitars

Plucking brilliant

Business security measures using SSL

Ubisoft has announced a guitar-based game that uses a real six-string rather than a button-bashing imitation.

Avid axemen groaned when Rock Band type games first surfaced. "It doesn't teach you how to play guitar," we moaned. "It's nothing like the real thing!"

Ubisoft's upcoming title Rocksmith seeks to change all that.

"Guitar Hero is a party game. Rocksmith is a music experience," said Ubisoft's Tony Key in an interview with Hollywood Reporter.

While the game will see a similar structure to its "party" equivalents, instead of pushing buttons, users will pluck strings and strum chords. Rocksmith will come with a jack input to connect a guitar to your PS3 or Xbox and will feature roughly 45 plank-spankers from Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Nirvana, the Animals and more.

Rocksmith

The title aligns with the company's plans to push through games that are "beneficial to a user", something Key promises more of in the future. While several dancing and keep-fit titles have already surfaced, Rocksmith is Ubisoft's first game that teaches gamers how to play an instrument.

Activision killed its popular Guitar Hero franchise earlier this year. Its decision may have been prompted by having to battle Axl Rose in court and the rising cost of music licences.

Ubisoft wont have the same trouble, apparently. According to Key, a videogame that teaches us how to play an instrument strikes a chord with most bands who are thus willing to license music for much less.

Rocksmith will go on sale around September. Ubisoft is looking to create an entire generation of six-string superstars. Perhaps gaming geeks will finally find a way to get laid. Rock on. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.