Surprise, surprise: Angry Birds 2 won't be headed to Windows Phone

Surprise, surprise: Angry Birds 2 won't be headed to Windows Phone
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. 

As per a member of Rovio's support team, not only does the company 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. 

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.

source: WMPoweruser



1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

In the spirit of the Birds theme, who gives a flying fluck? Windows is for productivity, not killing pigs.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not everyone wants to go the iOS or android route. Windows phone are good alternatives.

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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 ...

13. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Windows has always been about productivity.

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

No, but Finnish people don't like MS anymore

3. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

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!

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android porting isn't the same as IOS porting, IOS turns into universal apps, android porting just turns into apps for phone.

4. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

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).

6. maria2309

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

windows phone platform is no future ...


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Duuuh Windows Phone is killed, from Windows 10 it's called Windows Mobile! And WM10 can port Android and ios apps!

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Right because Windows Phone is being abandoned in favor of Windows 10 mobile.

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How is this Angry Birds' "spiritual" successor...? ...Pretty sure it's just its successor...

10. Rager722 unregistered

Even BlackBerry is ahead of WindowsPhone/Mobile thatsbhow you know times is rough.

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