Both versions of Ubisoft's music title, Rocksmith 2014 Edition
, combine for a very respectable TA community rating of 4.6 with the Xbox 360 variant of the title even receiving award honours of TrueAchievements' Best Music & Rhythm Game of the Year 2013
. With both titles being enjoyed by the community, fans will be pleased with the announcement of new DLC making its way to the game, along with a potential free purchase for those with the Xbox One version of the title, if they grab the goodies in time.
In a lengthy Q&A via the Ubisoft forums, DanAmrich, Rocksmith
's Community Developer, answers many questions to which fans will undoubtedly require answers. The Q&A is well-detailed and covers details such as the release date, track listing, the time-frame of the offer, and plenty more. Take a good read of the Q&A for all the necessary information you'll need:
Q: Which Jimi Hendrix songs are being released?
A: The 12 legendary Jimi Hendrix songs coming to Rocksmith 2014 are:
• Bold As Love
• Castles Made Of Sand
• Foxey Lady
• If 6 Was 9
• Little Wing
• Manic Depression
• Purple Haze
• Red House
• The Wind Cries Mary
• Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Q: When will the songs be available?
A: All 12 songs are scheduled for release in mid-December on all six platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and Mac.
Q: How do I get this stuff for free?
A: Starting on December 16, 2014, all 12 songs will be available as a free download in the in-game shop for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. You will only be able to download these songs for free through the in-game shop.
Q: Is this a limited-time offer?
A: Yes. Anyone that owns a copy of Rocksmith 2014 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to download the songs for free from the in-game shop from then through January 31, 2015. Starting on February 1, the songs will be available on PS4 and Xbox One at full price ($29.99 for a bundle of all 12 songs). The songs will be available for purchase on the other four platforms in mid-December as well.
Q: Where is this offer valid?
A: This offer is worldwide and is valid for anyone that purchases a copy of Rocksmith 2014 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
Q: Are there any other requirements to get these songs?
A: You must have your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 connected to the internet to be able to download the songs from the in-game shop. You will only be able to download these songs for free through the in-game shop.
Q: Do I need a code to get the free songs?
A: Nope. The songs will be available via the in-game shop as free song downloads in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game through January 31, 2015. But keep in mind that you must download them via the in-game store; that’s the only place they will be free.
Q: If I already pre-ordered Rocksmith 2014 for Xbox One or PlayStation 4, am I still eligible for this offer?
Q: If I buy the PS4 or Xbox One game digitally, am I still eligible for this offer?
A: Yes. Disc or digital, your choice.
Q: If I buy the game prior to January 31, 2015 but don’t download the songs in time, can I still get them for free?
A: No. You must download the songs prior to the end of the day on January 31, 2015. There is no grace period. You’ve got six weeks – plenty of time!
Q: So, wait – even though there was no upgrade pricing, you found a way to give me $30 of free content if I choose to move to one of the new console platforms?
A: See? We had a plan. Who loves ya, baby.
Q: I own the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC/Mac version of the game. Am I eligible for this offer?
A: Not for the free offer, sorry -- it's only valid for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. However, the Jimi Hendrix content is coming to all six platforms -- all 12 Jimi Hendrix songs will be available as paid DLC content on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Mac in December.
Q: If I get the PS4 edition of the game and download the Jimi Hendrix tracks, can I also play them on my PS3? How about Xbox One users who still play on Xbox 360?
A: No, sorry. The free offer is only for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the DLC. If you want to play it on your earlier console, that would be a separate purchase.
Q: Can I buy the songs as singles if I don’t want all 12?
A: Sure. This content will be available in three formats: a 12-pack, four 3-packs, and individual singles. You can mix and match any of those, though the packs will contain a price break compared to buying the tracks individually. We’ll post the track assortment for the 3-packs a little closer to their arrival in December.
Q: Twelve songs is a lot more than a normal pack. Why are you doing 12 songs?
A: Because we could! Jimi Hendrix is one of Rocksmith’s most requested artists overall, so when we approached the Hendrix estate and they were interested, we decided to go big. Most packs will continue to be 3 or 5 songs at a time, but Jimi Hendrix is one of the most influential guitarists is history, so it made sense.
Now I have a question for you Rocksmith
lovers of the site:Is this a DLC offer you simply cannot refuse!?
Let us know in the comments below.