Published: Thu, January 23, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

EA ending support for its Tetris games in April


At the time of writing, both Tetris 2011 and Blitz are still available for download from the App Store.

Electronic Arts is shutting down its Tetris games for mobile devices, including both Tetris and Tetris Blitz. With EA uninterested in renewing its license, N3TWORK is going to have to fulfill your Tetris needs for now, even if that means accepting Royale's riff on the popular battle royale system, wherein the last one standing out of 100 players wins.

Hello Fans, We have had an incredible journey with you so far but sadly, it is time to say goodbye.

A brand-new Tetris game today landed on iOS - just a day after EA confirmed it is retiring its own lineup of Tetris titles.

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Unfortunately, EA has announced that it will be ending support for the beloved puzzle game on April 21, 2020. They are now still available on the App Store in the United Kingdom at the time of publication.

The new (and free!) game is classic Tetris as we've always known it. But come April 21, both of EA's Tetris games will simply stop working.

If you're interested in seeing if you live in a country that's eligible for the Tetris Royale beta, you can check its signup page. While it has been suggested that the removals could pave the way for a new EA-produced Tetris title, it is more likely that the closures are related to N3twork acquiring exclusive rights to develop and publish new mobile Tetris games globally in July 2019. In the meantime, check out Tetris Royale on Google Play, one of the few Tetris games left.

If you're a big fan of EA's iOS Tetris games, you've got about 90 days to say goodbye to your favourite distractions.

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