Incredibly, the story we posted up first thing this morning didn’t need that question mark at the end – EA really are stopping users from playing Rock Band on the iPhone from the end of this month.
The game, which is still available on the App Store (and frustratingly has no notification that buyers are technically only getting a month’s worth of game for their money before purchase is made) will cease to function in a matter of weeks and days.
“We will be suspending support of ROCK BAND after May 31 and focusing resources on other EA titles,” EA say on their newly-updated FAQ page. “We thank everyone for playing ROCK BAND, and we encourage you to explore some of the other exciting titles in our mobile line-up.”
“The ROCK BAND servers will be live through May 31, 2012. If you have already downloaded the game, you can continue to play until then,” it adds. It does not mention what customers should do about any potential in-app purchases they might have made, of which there are plenty.
My advice would be to not buy this game from the App Store. In fact, I’d personally be happy to see Apple remove it from sale, or at least notify potential buyers that the game will only work until the end of May.