BTS-Themed Video Game, 'Superstar' Is Being Discontinued, and Fans Are Devastated

Why is ‘Superstar,’ the BTS-themed video game, shutting down? Here's what we know regarding its totally unexpected discontinuation.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

May 8 2020, Updated 12:10 p.m. ET

Back in January 2018, South Korean video game company, DALCOMSOFT, teamed up with Big Hit Entertainment, and together, they combined two of life's greatest gifts: video games and BTS. The game, called Superstar, requires players to show off their musical capabilities, and play along to the rhythm of various BTS songs.

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Fans of the band and gamers alike are totally heartbroken to hear that BTS-themed video game, Superstar, is officially shutting down for good — stay tuned for everything we know regarding its unfortunate discontinuation.

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'Superstar' players were notified the game was shutting down on Thursday, May 7.

The creators behind Superstar took to Twitter on Thursday, May 7 to notify its players that the beloved mobile app was unfortunately shutting down after only two years. The game somewhat resembled a mobile version of Guitar Hero, and according to Republic World, subscribers will only be able to play BTS Superstar through June 23. 

Gamers aren't entirely sure why the game is shutting down, but based on the game's Twitter account, it seems as though the program was consistently experiencing bugs and glitches. It most likely isn't shutting down due to lacking subscriptions, however, because fans seem to be absolutely devastated right now. 

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Twitter is totally destroyed over 'Superstar's upsetting announcement.

Sad ARMYs have taken to Twitter to express their sorrow regarding Superstar's permanent discontinuation — while the game was only available for two years, the music was incredible, and players had made tremendous progress. Others were looking forward to the app's rumored updates, before they realized it was shutting down for good. Someone even created a petition to keep it up and running.

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Check out what fans had to say about the video game's unexpected shutdown below — clearly, this news comes as a major disappointment for many, but there's no doubt in our minds we can get through this together. 

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On the flip side, some fans think there might be another BTS game on the way.

Although Superstar's unexpected shut down has truly shaken the BTS ARMY, rumor has it that Big Hit Entertainment might be releasing a new game. While the record label hasn't announced anything yet, some fans have an inkling that the reason for its discontinuation might be slightly attributed to the fact that Big Hit has a new BTS game coming.

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Dedicated ARMYs have taken to Twitter to express their hopeful predictions regarding a new game, and our fingers are crossed they're onto something — surviving the coronavirus lockdowns without a BTS game would be truly unthinkable for so many bored fans.

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There's no denying that having a brand new BTS video game to play would be truly dreamy, but until it's available to heartbroken fans, we can assume ARMYs across the globe will be grieving over the end of the game, and most importantly, the loss of all their hard work. Seriously, just as we all thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, this news drops. RIP BTS Superstar, you will be greatly missed. 

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