Rocksmith delayed to 2012 in Europe

Music licensing and "external factors" lead to delay of Ubisoft's real guitar game across the Atlantic.

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Music games have been on the outs in recent years, but Ubisoft's Rocksmith is striving for something unique with a focus on real guitar playing. Unfortunately, European gamers interested in Rocksmith will have to wait until sometime in 2012 before transferring real guitar skills into in-game achievements due to "music licensing and other external factors."

European gamers can now expect Rocksmith sometime next year.

Ubisoft relayed word of this delay via its Facebook page and was quick to point out that importing may be a rough alternative for those unwilling to wait. Regarding the US releases, the Xbox 360 version will be region-locked. And while the PS3 version will be region-free, it will not be PAL compatible, and DLC will not be available outside of its region of release.

Rocksmith is still set for an October 18 release in the US. For more on Rocksmith, check out GameSpot's recent coverage.

Discussion

7 comments
Yathoom
Yathoom

I hope it has some learning techniques and progression, can't wait to use that elec. guitar that I have and don't know how to use! :P(it was a gift)

Franzkill
Franzkill

Ah shucks was really looking forward to practicing my guitar on this and then impressing my entire family at christmas. Seriously though may import the PS3 version seeing as its region free

Soundaholic92
Soundaholic92

I'm really excited about this game :). Got tired of both GH and RB after a while because I'm more used to the the Japanese arcade series called Guitar Freaks and also because they felt nothing like actually playing guitar

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

That gives Activision time to throw something similar together and try to take it's market.

torbonator
torbonator

damn.... I was going to import it :( guess I'll have to wait

PurelyHypnotic
PurelyHypnotic

Good thing I imported a NTSC PS3 & US PSN account then