EA to Shut Down Rock Band for iOS

May 2, 2012

News

Any fans of the Rock Band Mobile edition are in for a nasty surprise on launching the app on their iOS devices:

That’s right; without so much as an apology or an offer of reimbursement or compensation, all iOS copies of Rock Band will cease to function at the end of May. This is a shocking move, considering the game’s modest success upon its release in 2009 and the wide range of music add-ons that players could purchase from the App Store. While shutting down multiplayer game servers is nothing new, it’s surprising to see EA take it to the next level and completely shut down an entire game, especially considering the option to simply discontinue DLC content for the app. It’s more than likely they want to shift attention to their newer “Rock Band Reloaded” app, even if it’s by force. We’ve tried reaching out to EA Mobile for commentary, but have yet to hear a response. Stay tuned for updates to the story as it develops.

UPDATE: In a statement released to CNet this morning, it would appear that EA is not, in fact, shutting down Rock Band and that the message was sent out in error. One has to wonder how a message that specific can be a mistake, but at least rockers will get to keep playing on their iOS devices.

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About Argus9

Jonathan ‘Argus9′ Zisser has been an avid gamer for over 20 years. His early years of playing the NES with his father helped springboard his interest in gaming, and has eventually matured into an avid following for the gaming industry. Studying Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University also gave him insight into the more technical side of video games. A passionate writer as well, Jonathan loves conveying his experiences and opinions by creating engaging articles as often as possible. More often than not, he tries to break down today’s industry and write editorials that make his readers think.

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