Article written by Alex C.
Published on 02/05/2012 at 07:09 AM.
Have you bought Rock Band for your iPhone? Chances are, after the end of May, it won’t work – at least according to a message that appears when the game is booted.
According to forum posters (and, indeed, a representative from Harmonix) it appears that the iOS version of Rock Band ‘expires’ on May 31st – it looks, at first glances, like you simply won’t be able to play it anymore.
“Thanks for rocking out with us!” says a rather sarcastic pop-up message when you start the game.
“No clue as to the specifics,” says HMXHenry on the Rock Band forum, “but my guess is that it has something to do with the MTV Games and EA logos that pop up when you load it.”
“Since we are no longer partnered with them, I have no idea how that has affected projects like RB on iOS. But, as we’ve seen with the recent DLC delays, there’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes now that Harmonix is independent and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was related.”
Hopefully it’s just a glitch, but it could mean licensing for the tracks has run out.
Digital futures, eh?