Spotify’s Heardle is set to shut down on May 5th. The music guessing game that was acquired by Spotify in the previous year is set to shut down.
Spotify’s Heardle Set to Shut down
Music streaming platform is reportedly shutting down Heardle, a Wordle-inspired music game that it purchased in July of the previous year, as earlier reported by TechCrunch. Spotify in a message posted on the website of Heardle said that the game is going away for good on May 5.
“Thanks for playing Heardle, but unfortunately we have to say goodbye,” the message states. “From May 5th, Heardle will no longer be available.”
How the Game Works
And despite drawing inspiration from Wordle, the word guessing game that took the internet by storm at a certain time, Heardle is still pretty much unique, thus serving as a very fun way to put your music knowledge to the test. The game gives you six tries to rightly guess the name of a song as you get to listen to progressively longer snippets of the track in question.
And if you don’t know the name of the song right off the bat, you can continue to listen to it until you can identify it. The sooner you are however able to guess the song, the better your score. And once you guess the song (or give up), Heardle gives you a link to easily listen to the track right on Spotify.
Spotify’s Emailed Message to The Verge
“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to Heardle as we focus our efforts on other features for music discovery,” Grey Munford, Spotify spokesperson in an emailed statement to The Verge stated.
Spotify says that users have until May 4th to screenshot their stats if they want to keep them as a memory of the short-lived game. When Spotify purchased Heardle in the previous year, it said that the game had millions of players, but it, however, seems that fewer users are playing the game now that the hype surrounding The New York Times-owned Wordle has quietly died off a bit.
The Reason for the Shutdown
Maybe its shutdown is also related to the fact that streaming platform Spotify never integrated Heardle into its app. And if Heardle was available at the fingertips of users instead of on a standalone website, maybe it would have continued to live on.
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