The streaming service plans to close down Heardle on Could 5, the corporate introduced on the sport’s Web site. Gamers who wish to save their statistics within the recreation should save them earlier than that point.
“Thanks for taking part in Heardle, however sadly we’ve got to say goodbye,” the announcement reads. “From Could fifth, Heardle will not be obtainable. If in case you have stats that you simply wish to save, be sure to go to your stats and take a screenshot by Could 4th. It received’t be doable to entry them after Could 4th.”
Heardle was a musical clone that got here out as Wordle turned an enormous success. It discovered an viewers and have become a favourite of hundreds of thousands, finally capturing the eye of Spotify, which purchased it final July.
Spotify didn’t supply extra details about the choice, when requested for remark by Fortune.
Whereas “Identify That Tune” offshoots have been round for many years, Spotify initially mentioned it noticed higher potential for Heardle.
“We see Heardle as greater than a trivia recreation: It’s additionally a instrument for musical discovery,” it mentioned when saying the acquisition. “Taking part in Heardle may simply make it easier to to rediscover outdated tracks you could have thought you’d forgotten, uncover superb new artists, or lastly put a title to that wordless melody you’ve had caught in your head endlessly.”
The corporate now says it would “focus our efforts on different options for music discovery.”