Surprise, surprise: Angry Birds 2 won't be headed to Windows Phone
posted by Ben R. / Jul 21, 2015, 9:39 PM
As an on-off Windows Phone user of many years now, I can empathise with those who feel aggrieved about the lack of apps. It took an age for Instagram to hit the WP store despite the top-notch shooters of many Lumia handsets, and to this day, the much-vaunted, billion-dollar Snapchat service remains conspicuous by its absence on Windows handsets. Angry Birds was one of the early App Store's true winners, turning its Finnish creator Rovio into a giant of the mobile app world. But after arriving on the iPhone in 2009, it took until 2011 for it to drop for Windows Phone. If you thought things might be different this time around with the impending Angry Birds 2, then prepare to have your dreams obliterated.
not intend to release the game for Windows Phone right now, but by the tone of the response to an enquiry on the matter, it could be years away if at all.As per a member of Rovio's support team, not only does the company
Rovio Support Team member Pekka notes:
Reading between the lines, it seems that Rovio won't be indulging, although things could certainly change if the game does well and Windows' mobile ecosystem gathers steam
The spiritual successor to Angry Birds -- a title that requires no introduction -- drops on July 30th for iOS and Android.
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In the spirit of the Birds theme, who gives a flying fluck? Windows is for productivity, not killing pigs.
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:45 PM 5
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WP/Win Mo 10 users dont need or want games confirmed. Now the mantra for WP/WM 10 is the BB one? Times must be getting mighty desperate ...
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 11:44 PM 5
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I guess they are waiting for Win10 Astoria Project! If they can easily port the current Android version to Windows without any resources being used, why would they waste resources for making it oj WP8.1!
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 9:58 PM 1
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Right, they won't be releasing for Windows Phone, they will most likely be releasing as a universal Windows 10 app(that way they could hit everyone on Windows 10 desktops, tablets, laptops and phones at the same time and potentially make a lot of money). They don't even have to develop a version specifically for Windows 10, all they must do is take their source code from the IOS version, plug it into Microsoft's tool and out pops a Windows 10 universal app. It takes almost no effort at all for developers and they can even spend a small amount of time tweaking it to take advantage of live tiles, if they wanted(of course they don't have to).
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 10:00 PM 4
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windows phone platform is no future ...
posted on Jul 21, 2015, 10:35 PM 1
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