Rovio clarifies: Windows Phone to see Angry Birds Space...eventually
Rovio Chief Executive Mikael Hed was quoted as saying "We are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7.” Still, the explanation as to why Windows Phone has been left out so far stands, and it still raises a troubling issue for Microsoft as it tries to solve the chicken-and-egg problem of attracting enough developers to their platform before they have captured significant market share.
Speaking to Bloomberg yesterday, Rovio’s chief marketing officer explained the decision as a choice of where best to put their resources, explaining “We’re the No. 1 app in the Windows Phone app store, but it’s a big undertaking to support it, and you have to completely rewrite the application.” By “number one app” he was referring to the original Angry Birds game. Presumably their return on investment wasn’t as high as they would like, given that they are skipping Windows Phone for the initial release of Angry Birds Space.
To our WP users out there, are you satisfied by the “coming eventually” status? Or is that still too vague for your tastes? Let us know in the comments section.
1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Good news for Angry Bird lovers. Doesn't matter to me much as productivity apps are more important for me. Still nice to see more support for Windows Phone.
2. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)
They first said that they wouldn't bring the game to wp7 because they saw the opportunity to get some money for doing so from ms or nokia...
3. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
I actually don't give too much thought about it since the game is so "meh" itself. But I would like for it to come anyway since a lot of people have different opinions to mine, and since I want Windows Phone to thrive and prosper :-) At least it's a quality game!
Thoug why it makes such a big deal to many people whether it comes or not, I do not know. It's like this one stupid game is some sort of "benchmark" on how good the mobile OS is. "No 'Angry Birds' = s**t OS." That's just dumb :-) But what could you expect in a mobile world full of not yet grown up kids ;-)
6. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
I cant agree more with you.. If it does arrive or not it won't make the OS better or worse.. I'm a WP user and I like the simplicity of it and I knew about the lack of apps before, even if I have an iPhone for the apps will hate such small screen, have titan and don't really need retina display to read not that lazy to not double touch or zoom with two fingers..
4. downphoenix (Posts: 2737; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Im hoping on a Playbook version, the game is nice but its noticeably laggier on my phone than the other AB games, and with how small the sprites are in this one, I need it on my tablet.
5. pongkie (Posts: 511; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
ahhhh thinking of Apollo again this Christmas
7. danu22 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
really good...i like this game. Angry Bird is wonderful game that many people loved it. So, don't be surprised if this game was designed for a variety of devices.
8. Luuthian (Posts: 224; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
This is exactly why I dropped my Focus after a year. Not enough apps, really old hardware, and poor gaming. The OS is wonderfully smooth, but that's all it has going for it. Even its productitvity app options are weak.
I wanted WP7 to be much more than it's been. Hopefully MS can turn things around with WP8, but WP7 was a bomb IMO. I've since moved on to an iPhone 4 and a Galaxy Nexus. I have been supremely happy with those two devices. Far more so than I ever was with my Focus.
10. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)
I agree with you 100%. I dropped my focus too for the lack of apps and customization. I might try them again in the future but for now im on android
9. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Angry Birds is really a stupid game. I had it in my Android phone but uninstalled it after playing with it for a few days. When I finally bought my first Windows Phone last December 2011, I also downloaded it just to see how it would work in the OS but uninstalled it after about a minute of testing. As I said, this is a stupid game.