Windows Phone (Mobile) has had a very bumpy ride the last couple of years. Its market share has been dropping as people prefer to go with either Android or iOS. As people ditch the platform, developers have also been pulling their apps off the platform as it just does not make sense to keep making the apps if people are not using the platform.
Rovio, which is considered to be one of the best mobile gaming companies, has announced that it will no longer release its games to the Windows Phone platform. The company is known for making the very popular game, Angry Birds that has seen over 100 million downloads globally. This is not the best news for Microsoft especially with the release of Windows 10 Mobile that was seen as the perfect opportunity for the company to attract developers to its platform.
In a statement sent to TechRadar, Rovio says, “Many of our games are also available on Windows devices, although for commercial reasons this platform is no longer a focus for us, and no further game updates for this platform are planned. However, we continue to provide help to all customers, regardless of their mobile device.”
What the above statement basically says is that Windows Phone is not bringing them the returns that would justify their investment. The company is ditching Windows Phone as it focuses on Android and iOS devices.
A support email sent from the company to some customers reads, Rovio games are also no longer developed on Windows Phones. The only devices that are still supported and updated are Android and OS devices. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If there is anything else we could help you with please, do not hesitate to contact us again.”
Angry Birds can still be downloaded from the Windows store and it is still not clear when it will be removed. This is probably the best time for you to head over to the store and download it on your device if you want it.
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