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It looks like the initial story FIRST featured here on Tuesday, and subsequently everywhere else on the web yesterday, about the Rock Band iOS app being “no longer playable” at the end of the month got the attention of EA. They contacted several outlets , including us, to let us know that apparently the message was “sent in error.” The app will continue to be playable after the original May 31st expiration date.
According to an official statement sent to us directly from EA:
Rock Band for iOS will remain live – the in-app message users received yesterday was sent in error. We apologize for the confusion this caused. We’re working to clarify the issue that caused the error and will share additional information as soon as possible.
And if you go in to the app now, you are also greeted with the new message above.
Nice job to everyone that spread the word, and a respectful thank you to EA for doing what’s fair in the end.
Apple has released its annual iTunes Rewind feature and named its top apps of the year broken down by iPhone vs. iPad, as well as Free vs. Paid vs. Grossing. The Rock Band Free app broke the Top 10 Free iPhone apps and landed at number 9. The free version of the Rock Band iPhone app only has one song, Foo Fighters – “Learn to Fly,” but gives you a good taste of what to expect in the app. This app was for the first Rock Band game, which is now recently joined by its sequel, Rock Band Reloaded.
Social media site Mashable has the full lists, so if you are curious, head on over there to check out the rest of the entries.
There is DLC already available, outlined below. What’s sort of a bummer is that it doesn’t appear that DLC purchased for the previous Rock Band iPhone app is compatible with the new version. At least, I didn’t see a way to load it.
Also, it appears that only 15 songs come with this app, unlike the 29 reported yesterday. What is nice to notice is that you can download an additional eight songs as FREE DLC, listed below. And based on the most recent press release, it appears that future DLC will include packs from the All American Rejects, Third Eye Blind, and Blink-182.
Little Fish & Picture Me Broken Pack – FREE
- Little Fish – Am I Crazy
- Picture Me Broken – Dearest (I’m So Sorry)
Bang Camaro Pack – FREE
- Bang Camaro – Night Lies
- Bang Camaro – Pleasure (Pleasure)
Anarchy Club Pack – FREE
- Anarchy Club – Blood Doll
- Anarchy Club – Get Clean
The Main Drag & Death of the Cool Pack – FREE
- The Main Drag – A Jagged Gorgeous Winter
- Death of the Cool – Can’t Let Go
Roy Orbison Pack – $.99
- Roy Orbison – You Got It
- Roy Orbison – Mean Woman Blues
Flogging Molly – $.99
- Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
- Flogging Molly – Requiem for a Dying Song
A free version of the Rock Band iPhone came out yesterday, and supplemented with this bit of information, it’s clear that EA is still committed to this project. Kotaku reached out to EA and received word back from them that “some new premium tracks will soon be available at a low price on the music store.” In relation to the console and portable versions of Rock Band, tracks for the iPhone app are $.99 for 2 tracks, so if you enjoy the game on the iPhone, it’s actually a pretty good deal. Although, I wouldn’t expect any tracks to show up on the iPhone app that haven’t showed up on the console versions.
Thanks to @iTapple on Twitter for alerting me to something on the Austrian iTunes Store. Apparently, there is a FREE version of the Rock Band iPhone/iPod Touch app available, and I’m assuming it will roll out soon to the other countries iTunes stores, as well. The only catch is that it only contains one song, the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly,” but what do you expect for a free app? I was able to grab a picture from the Austrian store that shows the gratis (free) app above. So if you were hesitant on committing the $6.99 to the app and not liking it, check out the free version when it hits your iTunes store.
In the meantime, here’s a link to the current version of the Rock Band iPhone app on iTunes.
UPDATE: The FREE app is now live. Here is a link to the free version in iTunes.