Harmonix Doesn’t Know Why Mobile Rock Band Has An Expiration Date

Harmonix Doesn’t Know Why Mobile Rock Band Has An Expiration Date

The iOS version of Rock Band could expire on May 31, according to an image, originally posted on Reddit, that has been circulating the internet today.

The Rock Band app, which sells for $5.49 on iTunes, purportedly says it will no longer work at the end of this month. As of this writing, iTunes has no warning or indication that the application has an expiration date.

In response to Kotaku‘s request for comment, a representative from developer Harmonix said they don’t know why the app gave that notification.

“EA Mobile is responsible for the publishing and hosting of Rock Band on iOS,” a Harmonix representative said. “We’re reaching out to them to better understand what’s happening with the app.”

Earlier this year, EA pulled its Tetris iPad app in favour of a new, enhanced version that customers had to buy again.

We’ve reached out to EA Mobile for comment and will update should we hear anything.

Wtf!? “Thanks”, EA! [Reddit — thanks, Steve!]


  • Expiration Date on games?…..well gamers it has been fun but we all must move on, seeing thou EA (and possibly more companies) are now pulling this shit on us.

  • EA is a giant pack of wankers, even if this is false. So happy I don’t purchase any of their games

  • i find it hard to understand their justification behind how they can take away products from paying customers without compensation? I was shocked when they closed some servers for old games…..understandable, but when they also stated that they would be removing DLC from the sabatour, something that people would have to pay for no longer being available to use. I would understand if they said, you cant purchase this product any longer, but for the people who paid for it (im not one of them) this is a slap to the face, much like theyre newest actions, even giving a credit for 30% should be applicable.

  • its the only way they make money, bring out the same game with a ‘enhanced or new icon’

  • i just posted on EA Australia’s Twitter, and apprently the rockband for iOS was a mistake. Quote ‘Rock bank for iOS will remain live. The in app message users received was sent in error. We apologise for the confusion’

  • lol, an “error”. It says “Thanks for rocking out with us!” so was clearly planned, what a joke.

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