EA’s Tetris to vanish in April

EA's Tetris to vanish forever in April

Electronic Art’s (EA) spin on the classic retro game Tetris is set to vanish indefinitely on April 21, including on devices its already installed on.

The app first debuted back in 2011 and enjoyed much success but it will now be gone forever, at least the version developed by the publishing giant.

The reasoning behind the shock move is that the rights have been transferred to a different company.

Unfortunately for players who paid the $1.99 and have it readily available on their smartphones, tablets and so on, they too will lose access.

Owners discovered the news on the game’s information page on relevant app stores.

“We have had an amazing journey with you so far but sadly, it is time to say goodbye,” it said.

“We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of this game and we appreciate your ongoing support.”

The message doesn’t just appear on the paid version, either. It is also present on both the free-to-play copy and Tetris Blitz social title.

EA licensed the rights to the classic name through The Tetris Company which has since re-licensed the rights to N3TWORK who will be developing its own spin on the game called ‘Royale’.

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