Ubisoft announced today the development of Rocksmith, a new video game franchise that will mark a first for the music genre: Rocksmith will let players plug any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack into an Xbox 360, PS3 or PC to play the game. Rocksmith owners will be able to use said guitar to play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.
Rocksmith will automatically adjust its difficulty to the player’s skill level and, if Ubisoft is to be believed, “make reading music visually fun and intuitive.” The game will include a sizeable library of music spanning generations and genres, from The Animals, The Black Keys and David Bowie to Interpol, Nirvana and The Rolling Stones.
“Rocksmith is the most authentic and addicting music game ever created,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft U.S. “Whether a beginner or a seasoned guitar vet, players progress at their own speed and walk away from the game with the ability to play songs by memory. Rocksmith is the only video game that gets players stage ready.”
DailyGame will have more information about Rocksmith as it becomes available, presumably at E3 2011 if not before.