Rocksmith 2014 is a music video game produced by Ubisoft. It is a followup to the 2011 game Rocksmith, but has been described as a replacement to the original game rather than a sequel. Like its predecessor, the games main feature is that it allows players to plug in virtually any electric guitar or bass guitar and play along via the use of a USB adapter - removing the need for any proprietary controller like other music games such as Guitar Hero. The game comes with 66 songs on disk, with thousands more available to download in paid DLC packs. It was announced at Ubisoft's 2013 E3 presentation and was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC/Mac in October 2013. The game was remastered a year later with additional content for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014.
Rocksmith 2014 offers three different development paths for lead, rhythm, and bass guitar respectively. It now includes the ability to set song difficulty, rather than having to play the song starting at the lowest difficulty, as in Rocksmith. The game includes a Session Mode, which enables players to perform in jam sessions with the in-game musicians. Other new modes include an enhanced Master Mode to help with memory-playing and new Guitarcade minigames. New missions have been added as a way to challenge and direct players towards areas they need to improve upon.
Rocksmith 2014 is intended to be more of a teaching tool than the original game, featuring more than 85 lessons covering bends, accents, slides, and more. A new finger positioning tool has also been added.Rocksmith 2014 also features a mode for colorblind players.
On why the publisher chose the name Rocksmith 2014 as opposed to Rocksmith 2, senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key explained it was to encourage those who had not played the first game yet to buy and play the second one, without needing to invest in a previous installment of the franchise. He compared it to foreign language learning courses: 'This is not the second step in guitar playing. Some people might interpret it that way. If you see Spanish 1 and then Spanish 2, you think that you need to learn Spanish 1 first.' He described Rocksmith 2014 as a 'replacement' for the original game rather than a sequel, and argued that its new songs, modes and improvements justified the purchase for people who had already bought the original Rocksmith.
The game initially contains 66 playable tracks with over a thousand more available as DLC. 'Cherub Rock' by the Smashing Pumpkins was a free DLC giveaway with pre-orders of the game. Rocksmith 2014 is capable of importing most songs from Rocksmith.
All Rocksmith DLC songs are forward-compatible with Rocksmith 2014, but DLC songs released on or after 22 October 2013 are compatible only with Rocksmith 2014 and will not play on the original version of Rocksmith. As of 3 January 2017, there are 835 songs and 209 song packs available to download from the Rocksmith store. Ubisoft San Francisco announced in April 2020 that they would be stopping development of further DLC for Rocksmith 2014 as they transitioned to a new project, after delivering 383 weeks of DLC content.
In addition to the DLC for Rocksmith 2014, owners of the original Rocksmith are able to purchase a Disc Import Tool that will import 52 of the 57 songs available on the original Rocksmith. The tracks that do not carry over are:
Rocksmith 2014 was released in the US on October 22, 2013 to mostly positive reviews. Aggregating review website Metacritic rated the PC version 89/100, the PlayStation 3 version 86/100, and the Xbox 360 version 87/100.
Lee Cooper of Hardcore Gamer praised the game and its general improvement over 2011's Rocksmith, saying, 'Every facet of gameplay has been given a nice thick coat of improvement in Rocksmith 2014, issues that the original title was known for have either been removed entirely, or overhauled beyond recognition.'
Owned and played Rocksmith 2014? Get 3-months free of Rocksmith+ by purchasing a 12-month subscription or 1-month free by purchasing a 3-month subscription. Offer automatically applied at checkout. First billing cycle only. Click Learn More for details.
I have Rocksmith 2014, 2012 and the disk import tool on my mac computer. The on disk Rocksmith songs loaded into the game. I have downloaded some custom Rocksmith 2012 dlc can I convert it with the Rocksmith custom toolkit to work on my mac like I have done with Rocksmith 2014 custom? Do I have to have a purchased Rocksmith 2012 dlc on my mac as I have some purchased Rocksmith 2014 Dlc on there. Where would I place the converted 2012 dlc on my mac as they are .dat files Thanks in advance.
There was no conversion tool - the dlc has been redone as new versions for RS2014 and you've to dl them again. There're a lot differences between RS1 and RS2 you would not get with a conversion because new techniques have been added to RS2.
@@BenSalem What you say is really looking you are trying to pirate ODLC from RS1 (that can be played on RS2014 if you own them on steam) so i can't help you and if my suspicion are confirmed you will get ban and have no access to all the CDLC that are available here. 2b1af7f3a8