While there will be no more new songs, the team has stressed weekly online content is still planned for Rocksmith fans.
The shift in focus is attributed to the fact the Rocksmith team is currently “hard at work on a new project”, which is a mystery for the time being.The original Rocksmith was first released in October 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and arrived on PC a year later. The finger pickin’ good follow-up, Rocksmith 2014, was released in 2013 (and Rocksmith 2014 Remastered was released in 2016 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4). Pitched as a guitar (and bass) teaching tool rather than a traditional game, Rocksmith differs from Guitar Hero and Rocksmith by allowing users to plug in their own electric guitars to play along and learn the tracks.
For those who chose to rock, we salute you.
Luke is Games Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. He doesn’t always listen to rock at home but when he does, so do his neighbours. You can find him on Twitter every few days @MrLukeReilly.