Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Farewell, Tetris

Juli Clover:

EA is ending support for its Tetris for iOS apps starting on April 21, 2020, the company announced today in app updates to Tetris Premium, Tetris 2011, and Tetris Blitz.


It seems that this post on Reddit explains the situation better; EA had a 15 year license to distribute Tetris games on mobile and that license expires... You guessed it, April 2020.

I’m still irritated that they may kill off existing installs, though. The least they can do is just remove the online components of the game and leave the app playable for those who already have it.


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>may kill off existing installs

Sounds likey they'll definitely do that. Gizmodo says that they'll disable installed versions of the game on April 21:

"As a direct result of that agreement, Electronic Arts, who had previously licensed Tetris for a collection of mobile games dating back to 2011, will not only be removing those titles from the iTunes App Store, it will also make those games unplayable on devices like the iPhone and iPad after April 21."

Will they also refund the people who bought the game?

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