EA to retire Tetris apps for iOS in April 2020

EA is set to retire Tetris apps for iOS apps starting on April 21, 2020, the company on Tuesday announced in App Store notes for Tetris Premium, Tetris 2011, and Tetris Blitz.

EA to retire Tetris apps for iOS in April 2020
Juli Clover for MacRumors:

As noted on the MacRumors forums, updates to the Tetris apps say that the games are being retired, with no word on why. From the app updates:

Hello Fans, We have had an amazing journey with you so far but sadly, it is time to say goodbye. As of April 21, 2020, EA’s Tetris(R) app will be retired, and will no longer be available to play. Kindly note that you will still be able to enjoy the game and use any existing in-game items until April 21, 2020. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of this game and we appreciate your ongoing support. Thank you!

MacDailyNews Take: It seems that EA’s Tetris license will lapse in April 2020, since N3TWORK announced last June that they had partnered with The Tetris Company to exclusively develop and publish innovative new Tetris games for mobile devices.


    1. I suspect popular game franchises like Tetris may take a precedent from Disney and for all practical purposes never enter the public domain till the company that owns the rights goes under.

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