Raleigh, N.C. (April 20, 2011)– Gamebase USA, a subsidiary of Gamebase Co., Ltd, announced today that Ubisoft is using the Gamebryo engine to develop Rocksmith, the first and only game where players can use any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack and play through an in-depth library of music, ranging from top 40 to classic rock. The game will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC and is set to release in the fall of 2011.
“The advantage of using Gamebryo is that we were able to get the game up and running in a short amount of time and iterate quickly during the preproduction phase of the project,” said Nao Higo, Sr. Producer of Rocksmith for Ubisoft.“When trying out new ideas, it’s always easier to get everyone’s buy-in when you can actually get the mechanics running on-screen. Gamebryo allowed us to implement gameplay very quickly so we could prove our designs early on in the development process.”
Rocksmith will feature gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player’s skill level, as well as an innovative game design that makes reading music fun and intuitive. The game engages all musicians, ranging from the experienced rocker to fledgling novice.
“We are excited to be involved in the creation of such an innovative title as Rocksmith. TheGamebryo engine delivered the reliability and flexibility that Ubisoft needed for development and gameplay implementation,” said David Brame, CEO of Gamebase USA.“We look forward to Rocksmith’s release later this year.”
Best known for its industry-leading 3D game engines, Gamebryo and LightSpeed, Gamebase USA's technologies have been selected by studios around the world to bring nearly 300 titles across more than 15 genres to market, including titles like Kung-Fu LIVE, Epic Mickey, QQ Speed, Divinity II– Ego Draconis, Dance on Broadway, LEGO Universe, Bully, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and Civilization Revolution.
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About Gamebase USA
Based in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, Gamebase USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gamebase Co. Ltd. Gamebase Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Gamebase USA is the developer of Gamebryo, a 3D game engine that is available for development on all major platforms. Gamebryo, LightSpeed, and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gamebase Co., Ltd. in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. For more information about Gamebryo, please visit www.gamebryo.com.