Ubisoft has announced that guitar tutoring software Rocksmith+ will no longer be coming out this year, and has delayed it into 2022.
An announcement posted to the official Twitter account broke the news last night. “To ensure we provide the best guitar learning service, we have decided to delay Rocksmith+ until 2022,” it says. “We will use this opportunity to incorporate user feedback from our Closed Beta. We are convinced that this new release plan will give us time to deliver a smooth experience for all guitar and bass lovers.”
The game’s lead producer Arthur von Nagel elaborated on the decision in the latest dev diary. “Our decision stems from a commitment to quality first, and a desire to meet the high expectations of our community and ourselves.” He also added “Since Rocksmith+ will be a live service built on constant updates, feature improvements and new content, we must think long term. Work-life balance is an important consideration as we plan our launch date and accompanying live service support post launch.”
Rocksmith+ was originally announced back in June during the Ubisoft Forward event at E3 2021. It’s the latest in the guitar tutoring series that started in 2011 with the original Rocksmith on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It was followed up by Rocksmith 2014 which itself was remastered in 2016 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
New features for Rocksmith+ include a new Tablature option, MIDI playback and the ability to play without needing a cable using a mobile app. Rocksmith+ will land as a subscription service in 2022 for consoles and PC.
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— Rocksmith+ (@rocksmithplus) September 14, 2021