Time flies. We’re so close to the October 22 release of the all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition! Over the last few weeks we’ve been covering all the different features and improvements that make Rocksmith the fastest and most enjoyable way to learn guitar including new songs, the ground-breaking Session Mode, an improved UI and much more. This is not a hurried revision; it’s a full-blown, built from the frame up, sequel.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is Colorblind-Friendly

I’d like to take a little time to cover a really important improvement to the new product that might get overlooked among all the amazing new features in Rocksmith 2014: our new Colorblind Mode.

Colorblindness is a common affliction that affects a significant amount of the population by limiting their ability to see certain color wavelengths. While being colorblind might be a game-changer in any visual product, it’s especially relevant to Rocksmith as we use a color-coded system to let you know what strings on the guitar you should play. Being colorblind will directly influence your ability to play the game – and that’s exactly why we decided to address it!

I sat down with one of our talented producers, Taylor Benson, for a chat about Colorblind Mode. Taylor was one of the developers who worked on the new feature, and is colorblind himself. Needless to say, it’s a feature he’s enthusiastic about! Check out our interview to learn all about our brand new Colorblind mode.

As Taylor said, in Colorblind Mode we’ve adjusted the hues and saturation of the color blocks in Rocksmith to make them much easier to understand for those with colorblindness! With the mode activated, all parts of the game that are color-coordinated will be changed with the new set of hues, from core gameplay to our Guitarcade mini-games and more.

We set out to make Rocksmith 2014 Edition the best and fastest way to learn guitar for everyone – Colorblind Mode is just one of the new changes implemented to do exactly that. Now, being colorblind doesn’t limit your ability to use Rocksmith and take steps toward guitar glory.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is Colorblind-Friendly

Looking for more information on Rocksmith 2014? Check out these posts:

Rocksmith 2014 – New Tracks and Expert Opinions

Rocksmith 2014 – First Official Gameplay Footage

Strumming Through Rocksmith 2014′s Lessons

Rocksmith 2014

Rocksmith 2014

Release date — October 2013
Developer — Ubisoft San Francisco
The all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more. With the revolutionary Session Mode, Rocksmith 2014 Edition takes guitar-learning to the next level by allowing you to play guitar with a virtual band that follows your every lead. Select from an assortment of backing instruments or styles, and Session Mode reacts to the notes you play. Start your journey with Rocksmith 2014 Edition.

ESRB Rating: TEEN with Mild Lyrics and Mild Fantasy Violence
the author

Mike is a self-described “guitar geek” who spends most of his time dreaming about wildly expensive instruments that are far beyond his means. When he’s not drooling over fret inlays, body binding, high-wattage amplifiers, or hand-wound pickups he can be found at Ubisoft San Francisco, where he spreads the good word about all-things Rocksmith. Once, he slipped in the bathroom and hit his head on the sink. When he awoke, he came up with the idea for the Flux Capacitor.

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  1. Omaha NE on December 27, 2013
    I am red/green colorblind and the color blind mode is HARD to see than the regular. The high e string blends into the fretboard.

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