October 8, 2021

Original Rocksmith (2011) Leaving Stores

Greetings, Rocksmith Community!

While we’re excited to offer more information about Rocksmith+ in the future, we want to take some time to discuss news for the original Rocksmith. One of the unique aspects of the Rocksmith method has been the ability to learn and play along to official master recordings of your favorite songs. But as of October 17, 2021, Rocksmith (2011) will no longer be available for purchase on any digital storefronts. Shortly thereafter*, Rocksmith (2011) DLC will begin to be removed as well.

If you already own Rocksmith (2011) or any DLC from Rocksmith (2011), you will still be able to install, download, re-download, play, and use those products. You should experience no change or interruption in your access. If you do not own those products, you will not be able to purchase them digitally once they are delisted (removed from storefronts).

We couldn’t be prouder of what the original Rocksmith accomplished in the realms of both rhythm gaming and interactive guitar learning, and that first installment taught us an incredible amount about what guitarists and bassists expect from software that lets you play along with your favorite songs on a real instrument. It truly set the foundation upon which we’re still working to bring you the most innovative, interactive music learning experience possible.

“Can I still play Rocksmith (2011) on-disc songs or DLC on Rocksmith Remastered?”

Yes! If you have purchased Rocksmith (2011) and the Rocksmith Disc Import Pack (Xbox) / Disc Export Access (Playstation) / Disc Import Tool (Steam) or any Rocksmith (2011) DLC before their delisting, you can continue to play that content on Rocksmith Remastered.

“Are delisted songs being removed everywhere?”

Yes—when Rocksmith (2011) and any associated DLC is delisted, it will be removed from all digital storefronts, including Steam, the Xbox Marketplace, and the PlayStation Store.

“When will the delisting take place?”

Rocksmith (2011) will be removed from all digital storefronts on October 17, 2021, with DLC to follow over time*. Information on future DLC delisting will be posted here: https://discussions.ubisoft.com/category/726/news-announcements?lang=en-US.

“I own Rocksmith (2011) on disc—will that still work?”

Yes! If you have previously installed the disc version of Rocksmith (2011) on your account, you will still be able to access your owned content. Product keys for Rocksmith (2011) that have not yet been activated will no longer work after October 17.

*[UPDATED OCTOBER 25] With the sole exception of the Playstation Store on PS3 in Japan where, due to technical limitations, all Rocksmith (2011) DLC will be delisted on November 1st. All other players on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and Steam should refer to this link for information on when DLC will be delisted. This corrects a previous statement indicating DLC on Xbox 360 would be delisted at the same time as Rocksmith (2011).

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