The very popular mobile version of the venerable console hit title of the same moniker, Rock Band, is shutting down at the end of May. EA Mobile recently sent an alert stating their impending drop of support for the game.
On may 31, Rock Band will no longer be playable on your device. Thanks for rocking out with us!”
Now don’t fret Rock Band fans, EA Mobile seems to be simply shifting its focus onto Rock Band Reloaded. So you can still get your ‘on the go’ Rock Band fetish. Its just that you’ll have to buy a new app, spending at least $4.99 or $9.99 for the HD version, to continue rocking on. Oh, and all those in-game “Music Store” songs you bought to extend the original Rock Band app are dead in the water. Meaning that they will not work with Reloaded. Yeah, we know that sucks.
Will this act may make folks feel hesitant to buy the 2nd generation Rock Band app or invest heavily in add-on content? Only time will tell. But you gotta admit, its a fun game and the original was worth every penny for the joy it brought to the masses on a mobile platform. Lets hope its successor continues that legacy.
So rest in peace original Rock Band. Thanks for the good times.