Steam is making it easier for their users to seamlessly join their own personalized soundtracks and playlists into their gameplay experience.
Starting today, users will be able to play their own music with Steam Music which gives the option for users to connect their own music collection with their Steam Library. Music playback controls will now be directly integrated into the Steam overlay to allow for marginal interruption of whatever game you may be playing.
Following this news — all of the Half-life and Portal soundtracks are already available for no charge on the Steam store and all the actual games themselves are on sale (75% off).
Rocksmith, the incredible music-genre game from Ubisoft that utilizes a real guitar, is credited with being the fastest way for someone to learn the guitar, and it’s now coming to the new generation consoles.
The previous gen iteration of Rocksmith had incredible results for those using it to learn, and was generally well-received from critics as well. A study from last June that encompassed hundreds of participants from major cities across the U.S. concluded that the title was the “fastest way to learn how to play the guitar.”
Now with Rocksmith 2014, Ubisoft looks to do nothing but improve the core of the game with better note accuracy, over 50 tracks to play, and a 1080p resolution that promises “better clarity and visual quality.”
Now to fit the more prominent social gaming experience, Ubisoft will also be including an integrated streaming/capture system so players can more easily record and share how they do.
For Playstation 4 players a remote play function is being implemented to allow those who leave their TV the ability to view the progression of songs. (No input or scoring.)
Rocksmith 2014 will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PC, and Mac on November 4th later this year.