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Rocksmith 2014 lets you rock out with electric ukeleles and violins

Friday, 23rd August 2013 16:49 GMT By Dave Owen

Rocksmith 2014 is looking genuinely impressive, and chief amongst its new features is Session Mode. This essentially turns your console or PC into a virtual backing band that listens to how you play and adapt accordingly. And you won’t be restricted to playing with an electric guitar.

Joystiq has discovered that most electric stringed instruments will work with the game. The on-screen interface will still reflect the frets and strings of a guitar, but executive producer Nao Higo said that the virtual band would still take stock of the notes being played and join in accordingly. Apparently a member of the dev team had a successful test in Session Mode with an electric violin.

It won’t work in the main game with any other instrument but a guitar, but Session Mode’s flexibility is impressive nevertheless. If you’re the owner of an electric ukelele, mandolin, or sitar, but no one in real life will jam with you (and who could blame them?) Rocksmith 2014 might be the game for you.

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6 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Can you learn to play the ‘Pink Oboe’?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    looks like its legrendaryblabberchump in action… with his bad gifs.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    Wow, just watch the trolls swamping the place.

    This is embarrassingly bad.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    oh look its Ireland Michael with a ***** up his butt that is swamping the place. of course it is embarrassingly bad for you….

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    Grammar and english is embarrassingly bad. That person at 2 doesn’t exist.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fuchikoma

    I’d be thrilled if Rocksmith would just… work. The PS3 version lags horribly in any large venue, and what’s worse, if you retry a song a few times, it’ll certainly crash. It’s not even fit for a beta test.

    #6 1 year ago

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